“More Like the Chris Brown of the UFC”: Fighter Clowned Online for Britney Spears Insinuation

Published 04/12/2022, 10:55 AM EDT
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)

While UFC fans love the sport and the fighters, they leave no opportunity to poke fun at them. Something similar happened with Mike Perry a while ago.

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More than a year ago, the former UFC welterweight fighter wrote a Tweet that mentioned Britney Spears. He wrote, “I’m kinda like the @britnerspears of @ufc”.

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Fans were, however, unhappy with him comparing himself to Spears. As a result, Twitter users unleashed their thoughts. A particular Twitter user instead compared him to singer Chris Brown.

In the past, there have been allegations of domestic violence against the fighter. As reported by ‘MMA Fighting‘, Mike Perry denied those allegations. Hence, the user posted a side-by-side picture of Perry and Brown.

Few other social media users took a similar jab at the fighter by using lyrics from Britney Spears’ song.

However, other users discussed the fighter’s UFC career in order to provide an argument as to why he and Spears were not alike.

Others wondered if the fighter was about to shave his head.

Thus, not a lot of people were happy with Mike Perry’s tweet, and the fighter had to bear the brunt of it.

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The fighter was last seen in the octagon in April 2021. He fought Daniel Rodriguez and lost through a unanimous decision. Post that, he exited the UFC and signed up with BKFC.

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As reported by ‘TMZ Sports‘, Perry got also got into trouble for punching an old man at a restaurant. According to the article, Perry had admitted to getting physical with multiple people after they had touched him. The whole incident was caught on camera.

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The incident is quite similar to that of UFC star, Conor McGregor. Back in 2019, many were shocked when several reports suggested that the Irish fighter had punched an older man in a pub in Ireland. ‘The Notorious’ too had to face a lot of criticism for his action.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland stands in the octagon following his welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Apart from McGregor and Perry, there are many other UFC fighters who have had run-ins with the law.

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What do you think about Mike Perry comparing himself to Britney Spears? Let us know in the comments.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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