After making quick work of his UFC Pittsburgh opponent, Mike Perry called out former champion Robbie Lawler.
Originally set to fight UFC veteran, Thiago Alves in what many thought would have been the fight of the night in Pittsburgh Mike Perry had a change of opponent on short notice but that did not matter.
Thiago was forced out of their fight due to travel issues stemming from the Hurricane that struck Miami and the surrounding areas last week. While Perry was not convinced of the actual reasoning behind the withdrawal, he still had to focus on his fight as he was given a last-minute replacement in former King of The Cage champion, Alex Reyes.
When news of Perry’s new opponent was announced the entire MMA community was sure that the 26-year old would walk away with a win. It was a violent end for Reyes who ate some huge elbows and knees before being saved by the referee early in the first round.
Perry (11-1) has now won all his fights via knockout and we know he loves to face fighters who will bring the fight to him. With that being said he has already set his sights on his next opponent. Many thought the Thiago Alves fight would be rebooked but Mike called out former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.
“I worked by butt of for this, Perry said during his post fight interview, “It was meant to be Thiago in here tonight but he ran from me and now I think I deserve a top 10 opponent. I’ll give you a name right now because I know your’e gonna ask.
“Everybody wanna see me beat up Robbie Lawler.”
Lawler (28-11, 1NC) is a fighter in every sense of the word and has shown this throughout his MMA career. The former UFC champion is coming off a unanimous decision win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 214 in July. With 20 of his victories coming by way of knockout, the potential matchup with Perry could be a very violent one that would almost certainly not go the distance.
With both Perry and Lawler on the road to the title, UFC officials could be very interested in having these two face off in the future.