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Mike Perry announces birth of son after brief ‘scare’ upon delivery

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Mike Perry is about to enter a new chapter in his life.

Mike Perry celebrates after defeating Mickey Gall in June 2020. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC welterweight Mike Perry is about to enter a huge chapter in his life. On Wednesday, the 29-year-old fighter and his girlfriend/lone corner woman Latory Gonazlez welcomed their son Ocean into the world.

As Perry revealed in a Twitter post, the couple had a brief scare upon delivery.

Mike Perry birth son Screenshot by MMA Fighting

Baby Ocean’s birth came just a few days after his father’s daylong drinking spree that resulted in a bloody mess. Perry himself admitted to having issues related to alcohol, which put him in serious trouble in the past year alone.

To his credit, “Platinum” began taking on a better outlook in life as he approached fatherhood.

“I want to put beautiful things out into the world,” Perry said during the UFC 255 media day in December. “I’m sure our son is going to be a handsome little devil, for sure. Just excited to see where life takes us and how we’re going to have fun together.

Perry last fought at UFC 255 against Tim Means and lost by decision. He’s now 1-3 in his last four fights.