Mike Perry Announces the Birth of His Son With Girlfriend Latory Gonzales

Published 01/06/2021, 12:00 PM EST


Mike Perry is a father! The UFC veteran announced the birth of his son with girlfriend Latory Gonzales on Twitter. He also mentioned that there was a health scare with the newborn, as there were issues getting him to breathe on his own. From the updates that Perry has provided, it seems that both baby and mother are doing well now.

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Perry last fought inside the Octagon against Tim Means at UFC 255. He lost the competitive fight and hasn’t been announced for any fights since. There have been very public issues with Perry, as he has had a few bar altercations and other misdemeanors to his name.

The UFC world was introduced to Perry’s girlfriend Latory Gonzales when he fired his entire corner staff to have her in the corner for his fights. The first fight she played this role led to Perry dominating Mickey Gall en route to his last win in the UFC.

Mike Perry: Re-energized by the birth of his son?

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Mike Perry recently posted a very concerning video to his Instagram. It looked as if he had kicked a glass plate and cut his leg up. However, instead of seeking out medical attention, Perry put up a video of the injury and implied he did it as a form of acting out.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 21: (R-L) Mike Perry punches Tim Means in their welterweight bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

While everyone is wishing Perry good health, many are also questioning whether he will return to the UFC. Considering Perry is now a father, he will look to provide for his son the best way he knows how, that is to be a cage-fighter. But there are questions over all the damage that Perry has taken over his career and whether it is safe for him to continue fighting.

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Concern for Perry and his career is valid. However, his number one priority will become his son now. Hopefully, his recent outbursts start calming down as he focuses on raising his son. If this allows him to rejuvenate himself and return to the cage, it will be interesting to see how it goes.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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