< div itemprop = "articleBody"> If you enjoyed his UFC victory over ESPN 12, Mike Perry thinks you would like a fight between him and Nate Diaz.
In an interview with ESPN on Tuesday, Perry (14-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) was asked about a possible confrontation against Diaz (20-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC). While Perry has said he respects what Diaz has done in the sport, he doesn’t seem impressed with the skills of the former UFC lightweight title challenger.
“I think he’s skinny, weak, short (expletive) like Mickey Gall,” said Perry. “I respect what he has done in this sport. He plays the guard game, jiu-jitsu and (explanatory). He thinks he can box with (those) weak little punches he has – little pepper and salt punches. He has no chance of hitting me hard enough. ”
Analyzing a clash with Diaz, Perry said he would emulate a game plan similar to what Jorge Masvidal implemented at UFC 244 in November. In the first (and so far only) fight for the title “BMF” in UFC history, Masvidal beat Diaz by TKO due to cuts.
“I kicked him on the feet (the same way Jorge Masvidal did,” said Perry. “I would play his guard. I would do half guard (and) sit on him. To be honest with you, it would look exactly like what Mickey Gall did. If you liked this fight, then yes, you will probably like the fight of Nate Diaz, also because it is a little more durable. He will probably try to stay there and come home with me, but my punches (are) fair – I would sit him down. ”
Diaz has not participated since UFC 244. Since August 2016, Diaz has been booked three times but has participated only twice. Fights against Diaz are hard to find.
Winner of three of his last four games, Diaz has remained largely silent since his loss to Masvidal, sometimes playing the role of trash on Twitter.
With his UFC victory over ESPN 12, Perry broke a losing skid from two fights. He’s 3-3 in his last six fights dating back to July 2018.