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BKFC president: ‘Perfect fit’ Mike Perry could get instant title shot because of his talent

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BKFC president David Feldman is seeing a bright bare-knuckle boxing future for Mike Perry.

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

On Tuesday, Mike Perry announced his new prizefighting venture outside of the UFC. “Platinum” has signed a multi-fight deal with Bare Knuckle FC and already promises to “dismantle the opposition” and be “crowned king of the streets and king of combat sports.”

For their part, the organization is happy to have Perry on board. As BKFC president David Feldman told BJPenn.com, the 30-year-old welterweight is a “perfect fit” for bare-knuckle boxing.

“We have been talking for a while as we knew his contract had come up and we were an option for him,” Feldman explained. “After talking to him and Malki Kawa for a bit, we were able to make it happen.

“He is the perfect fit for BKFC. If you are going to pick an MMA fighter to make a perfect BKFC fighter, you are probably picking Mike Perry.”

Feldman holds high expectations for Perry, whom he sees contending for a BKFC title sooner than later.

“This one is only a three-fight deal. But, I think he’s going to love it here and we can keep him past that. But, I’m looking forward to debuting him in early 2022. The reaction has been very good,” he said.

“I think he’s born for this. He could very well get a fast track to a title shot because of his experience and talent. He might get a big win in his debut and his second fight could be for the belt. If not, certainly his third would be.”

Perry (14-8) last saw action in April against Daniel Rodriguez and lost via decision. He is currently on a two-fight skid.