On Sunday, UFC welterweight Mike Perry sent a stern warning to middleweight star Darren Till via Twitter. The two fighters have a volatile relationship and they consistently take shots at each other on social media.
“Platinum” is ready to meet “The Gorilla” inside the Octagon. Perry competes in the welterweight division and Till is up a weight class at middleweight. However, Platinum is willing to move up to 185 pounds to get his hands on The Gorilla.
Platinum tweeted: “You said it years ago [Darren Till] and you were right. You and me were meant to fight. I’m going up to middleweight and I’ll be small and fast and you’ll be big and slow. I’m gonna ruin your life. You’ll be spitting out teeth much sooner than expected.”
Perry has a large task ahead of him before a potential fight with Till. He is scheduled to take on former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 255 on November 21.
On the other end, Till is set to fight Jack Hermansson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 185 on December 5.
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Perry Is an Exciting Fighter Who Has Won 11 Professional Fights By KO or TKO
Platinum has a reputation for putting on a show for fight fans by winning 11 of his 20 professional bouts by KO or TKO. Since debuting in the UFC in August 2016 as an undefeated prospect, Perry has fought 13 times in the promotion, winning seven and losing six. He has a record of 14-6.
Perry holds signature wins in the welterweight division over the likes of Paul Felder, Jake Ellenberger and Hyun Gyu Lim. Platinum last competed inside the Octagon on June 27 when he defeated Mickey Gall by unanimous decision, snapping a two-fight losing streak.
Even though Lawler is on a four-fight losing streak, fighting the former welterweight champ in November will be a massive test for Perry. And if he wins, Perry may find himself breaking into the top 15 and hurtling toward another big fight.
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Till Made His Mark on the Middleweight Division In His Debut & Then Fought to a Close Decision Loss to Former Champ Robert Whittaker
After making the move up from welterweight to middleweight in November 2019, Till made his mark on the division quickly. He drew Kelvin Gastelum as an opponent for his divisional debut in the promotion and defeated the Ultimate Fighter winner by split decision.
That victory earned The Gorilla a fight with former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC Fight Island 3 on July 26. The two fighters competed in a highly technical standup fight and the judges awarded the match to Whittaker via unanimous decision.
Although he lost, Till’s stock in the division did not drop much and he has a chance to reinsert his name into the title conversation with a victory over Jack Hermansson in December.
Till has a professional MMA record of 18-3 with 10 wins coming via KO or TKO.