When combat fans learned that Mike Perry would only have his girlfriend in his corner for his main co-event with Mickey Gall last night (Saturday June 27, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 12, they really didn’t know not what to expect. Fortunately, we have images showing the intermediate exchanges between “Platinum” and his charming lady.
After a first round trip in which Gall had a good kick and Perry scored on the ground, welterweight girlfriend Latory Gonzalez offered his own unique advice when entering the second. But instead of hearing the typical game plan of standard combat corners, fans heard whispers “You look good baby” and “You are fine.” The duo would have another back and forth going into the third.
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Say what you want about the tips, but it seemed to help Perry for the last 10 minutes of action. He managed to land his patented power shots on the feet before hitting Gall on the ground. Gall resisted and tried to rush for a final submission, but Perry’s patient attack could not be denied.
It was certainly a unique look for Perry because he chose to play his corner without real coaches and true spirits of the sport, but it ended up working. Perry won unanimously and his girlfriend cornered his first professional MMA fight.
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