Mike Perry Shares Crucial Advice Shared By Jake Paul’s Coach Ahead of UFC Return

Published 04/10/2021, 11:09 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)


Mike Perry will return to the Octagon today to face off against Daniel Rodriguez in the Welterweight division. Perry may not be a fighter who is contending for championships, but he is one of the more popular fighters on the UFC roster. There are eyes on him when he fights.

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Those eyes seem to have influenced Perry to make a change. After failing to make weight last time he fought in a loss, Perry has taken training and nutrition seriously this time around. Despite making weight, Perry isn’t letting his habits go until the fight is over. Jake Paul‘s coach seems to have something to do with that.

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“Jake Paul’s coach reached out to me and I shared on my Instagram story like today was the day. He was giving me inspiration, like he’ll push me a little harder. Today is weigh-in day, so I get to eat and drink. And I should be taking in proper foods and healthy nutrition. He was like, wait one more day champ.

“It’s something I know, but if someone doesn’t reach out and say it, then I might just I go for it, anyway. But he is a 100% right. It has got to be clean chicken and pasta. After I knock this fool out tomorrow, then I will get some chicken sandwiches.”

Mike Perry: New focus to fighting?

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 20: Mike Perry poses on the scale during the UFC 255 weigh-in at UFC APEX on November 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Mike Perry is looking good heading into this fight. The last time around, he looked exhausted on the scale and not the best inside the cage. But with new training and diet regimens, Perry looks very healthy heading into this one. Along with that, he is fighting as a father for the first time.

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Perry hasn’t lived up to his talent with his tremendous power and decent grappling. While many may have expected him to at least be ranked by now, Perry still lies pretty low on the rankings. A win here may spark a change in fortunes for Perry, who is eyeing a money fight with Darren Till at Middleweight. But another loss here may stop him in his tracks before he gets to Till.

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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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