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UFC issues statement, ‘troubled’ by video of Mike Perry punching older man

“The conduct displayed by Perry is not reflective of that of our organization.”

UFC Fight Night: Perry v Gall Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The UFC has officially commented on Mike Perry’s involvement in a recent physical altercation at a restaurant in Texas.

Footage surfaced on Wednesday of UFC welterweight Perry punching a man following an argument, causing him to fall to the floor. It was previously reported that Perry, 28, struck three different people during the altercation.

Perry, who was not arrested after the incident, was charged with a misdemeanor for Class A assault and is also facing a possible theft charge.

Released to ESPN on Thursday, the UFC made the following statement.

“UFC is aware and troubled by the video that was released last night concerning Mike Perry. The conduct displayed by Perry is not reflective of that of our organization. Perry apologized for his behavior and acknowledged he was disappointed with himself that his actions may have reflected poorly on UFC.

“He further acknowledged that he believes he has some issues related to alcohol abuse and has informed UFC that he has committed to immediately seek professional treatment, including substance and behavioral counseling. At this time, UFC has informed Perry that he will not be offered a bout, and the parties have agreed to evaluate next steps for Perry following the completion of his treatment program.”

Perry (14-6) recently fought at UFC Vegas 4 in June winning a decision against Mickey Gall.

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