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Don't blame the UFC for Mike Perry's hypetrain, it's the internet's fault

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  1. blacknblue104 Blue Belt

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    Only reason Mike Perry got promoted to a main card fight on a Fox card was because of the attention and views he was getting online.

    UFC signed Perry on 3 weeks notice to fight Lim at UFC 202, then he had a Fight Pass Prelim fight against Danny Roberts on an International PPV event. The UFC was not trying to push this guy like they were Paige and Northcutt, or even McGregor.

    Only reason they gave him the slot on last nights card was because of the views on his Youtube videos and ridiculous number of threads people made about him on Sherdog, the Underground, etc.

    Whether the majority of the attention was tongue-in-cheek or not doesn't really matter, a guy who garners attention and knocks people out will be promoted no matter how green he is. Hopefully the UFC pulls back the reigns and build him up slowly, the guy definitely as potential if he gets his head screwed on right.
     
  2. Threetrees The Seller

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  3. SpiderCrawl Red Belt

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    Same with Conor but he could actually fight.
     
  4. BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    Yep he was more Makwan or Thatch than Conor lol, but with a much more overblown train.
     
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    It's not relative to the fact that he is a exciting fighter?

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    I personally see perry fizzling out of the UFC in 3-5 fights.
     
  7. sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    I blame the parents.
     
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  9. cheat toes raising hell

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    i blame george bush
     
  10. Siesta Black Belt

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    Not everyone gets those opportunities, but it's what they do with those opportunities. Nate, Holm, Tate, Nunez, Conor ran with them. Perry, Alvarez, PVZ, Sage sh*t the bed.
     
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    Who didn't shit the bed? Mickey Gall and Michelle Waterson.

    Beyond the hype and the bull, Gall and Waterson are legit.
     
  13. spmn1017 Orange Belt

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    well duh, hopefully the ufc will now realize that 85% of its fans are dumb. yeah i'm talking to you
     
  14. rawknob Means to an End

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    well, alvarez did hold the title until he defended it, so I'd at least say that makes him stand ou t from pvz, perry, and sage.
     
  15. Koro_11 Silver Belt

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    The difference is he was a grade A douchebag and got his attention for all the dumbest reasons
     
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    Was there an actual hype-train outside of ironic posts here?
     
  18. justbetter Brown Belt

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    There is always a spot on the UFC roster for glorified punching bags.
     
  19. ImNotSurpisedDonks! Banned Banned

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    And Conor had like nearly 20 fights, was a champ-champ prior to the UFC and as incredibly analytical in his approach very verbose, had a futuristic style and knew how to promote himself.
    Perry was just like a wigger from Flint who just acted like a douche, had a bag of gimmicks, was stuck in the mud & fought like it was 1997 and was Baroni's doppleganger.

    I realized he was soft at the weigh in when he just did that weird thing to Jouban with the camera and walked away ASAP. Conor liked to stare in the eyes, Perry was too afraid to have a real staredown.
     
  20. Paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    Maybe like Conor or even before Conor Mike should to train better with more technique and fight tricks to bait a guy who maybe quicker than you. If the KO is your only go to KO move then you'll find yourself in real trouble against a fighter who knows that's all you have and refuses to fight your fight and stand in front of you.

    Fight fanz would cry that all GSP would do was wrestle f*k you, I would reply he wasn't fighting himself don't wrestle with him keep him standing.
     

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