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Jake Paul claims Mike Perry is ‘light work,’ Perry responds to ‘spoiled brat’ with sparring footage – MMA Root



Jake Paul and Mike Perry seem to disagree on past sparring sessions.

Following Paul’s first-round TKO victory over Ben Askren as headliner of Saturday’s Triller Fight Club, UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier suggested that the pro’s next 3-0 fight should be with Perry.

On Sunday, Paul released a short video clip after sparring with the UFC welterweight title where Perry can be heard saying, “You kicked my ass.” The YouTuber also suggested that Perry was “an easy job” before seemingly summoning Poirier.

Unsurprisingly, Perry wasn’t going to give it up without telling his version of the story. Perry first explained sparring from his vantage point.

After about five hours, “Platinum” took to Instagram, where he posted what he claims is the only clip taken from their sparring. In addition, Perry took offense at Paul Poirier’s response and the way he views Perry as a competitor.

“The only video we have,” Perry said. “Come on, send some Jake Paul. I took your best pictures and accompanied you all day. We all know that I was not heard to beat, but I’m going to focus on that for now. You know boxing with a fighter was no danger [Saturday] night and you have a chance to punch you in the face (and I did) and I respected that, but you were wrong and it was my fault. I come with my girl and child, so I don’t bring drama. I come and fight.

“I was a fan after you sparred with me. You showed that you were heard, and you are already successful, and you seemed to have a strong team (strength in numbers), but you are a spoiled child and I am rich in life. You are broke with a bunch of fake yes men around you that you pay for. I don’t fuck with anyone, and all the money in the world can’t make you like me. ”

At night, Perry continued to tweet about a possible match with Paul, call him further, and show a little respect from time to time.

Paul has a lot of buzz and momentum after his win over Askren, and it seems like many in the MMA space will line up to be able to stand in front of the 24-year-old. While no official figures have been released, Paul claims Saturday’s event generated 1.5 million PPV purchases.

Perry is backing up a recent unanimous decision defeat to Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 23 and has lost four of his last five overall.

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