Video shows UFC welterweight Mike Perry hitting man, using racial slurs in Texas bar


UFC fighter Mike Perry was filmed Tuesday night hitting a man in a bar and using racial slurs in a video that surfaced on social media.Perry, a UFC welterweight, appeared to hit an older man in a dispute in which at least one establishment employee had asked Perry to leave. In the video, released Wednesday evening, Perry said that another restaurant owner – not the man he seemed to hit – had touched him.

The incident occurred at Table 82 in Lubbock, Texas, ESPN confirmed with sources on Wednesday. TMZ was the first to report regional settings. An establishment spokesman who arrived on Wednesday declined to comment.

In the aftermath of the skirmish, Perry could be heard screaming several racial slurs. Perry, who is white, uses the word N, but the UFC has never announced discipline for Perry’s language.

Officers from the Lubbock police department intervened at the scene, a police spokesman told ESPN. An incident report was filed, but Perry was not arrested and no charges were laid. An investigation is currently underway, said the spokesman.

Perry tweeted “No Comments” on Wednesday evening after the video went around social media. Her management team, when contacted by ESPN, said “currently no comments” on the matter.

Perry (14-6), a Florida resident, just participated in UFC Fight Night on June 27, defeating Mickey Gall by unanimous decision. The fight drew attention because Perry had no coach in his corner. His only local person was his girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez. The win over Gall ended a two-game losing streak.

Perry, 28, has been open to the idea of ​​spending six months in a Florida prison for a violation of probation in the past. Perry was on probation for burglary in 2014 when he breached probation with a battery arrest, according to court records. Perry also did not plead any competition for a battery charge in 2013 in Florida, according to court records.


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