Did Darren Till cross a line by creating www.mikeperryisabum.com?
No, according to a recent interview with UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping.
Till believes he was well within his trash-talking rights to create the website and says Perry blocked him on social media after he joked about ‘raw-dogging’ his girlfriend last month.
“This is fighting mate, and I don’t think there is a line,” Till told Bisping on the latest episode of Believe You Me (h/t MMA Fighting). “I think kids, yeah, that’s a line you don’t cross. OK. I think I’ve seen one fighter cross that line – I think it was Colby [Covington], I think he crossed the line – but same again, for me, it doesn’t cross the line for me.”
“We were just having a bit of back and forth, and maybe because he’s got a new girl, he took it to heart,” Till said. “Like, I don’t take nothing to heart. You can say what you want about me. Until you lay hands on me, it’s fun. So I just said I would raw dog his girl, and the whole fan base just jumped on it. Those English fans, they’re just rough, mate.
“He said he’s going to kick me mum in the face and f*ck her, and I was just like, ‘Go for it.’ It’s a good response. Go for it. I’ll help you.”
“We were chatting, me and Mike, and I don’t know if he’s being serious. We were chatting in the DMs and it was good fun, let’s have a bit of beef. I don’t if I took it too far, because I said I was going to ‘raw dog’ his girl, but he took it serious, and he blocked me. I was like, ‘What the f*ck?’ He blocked me on Facebook. Mike really blocked me. So I made another account and I started commenting, ‘raw dog, raw dog,’ and he blocked that account. So I made another account. He’s blocked everything. I can’t see sh*t no more.”
Till, who has sparred with Perry in the past, wouldn’t be surprised if ‘Platinum’ responded by challenging him to a street fight.
“A lot of people said, ‘Knock it in the head, Darren. He’s unstable.’ So I did, but then I created this website, and it’s f*cking hilarious. ... If he sees me, he might want to have a fight. You know where I come from. You know I’m about that life.”
Till, who now competes at middleweight, is expected to face Robert Whittaker in the UFC Fight Night 174 main event on July 25 at the UFC Fight Island facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Perry, on the other hand, is scheduled to face Mickey Gall later this month at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker on June 27 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.