Mike Perry was part of the UFC on ESPN+ 14 Fight of the Night with Vicente Luque, but suffered a grotesquely broken nose for his trouble.
Luque and Perry threw everything that they could at each other over the course of their three-round bloody war. At the end of it all, Luque walked away with the victory, although both walked away with an additional $50,000 from the Fight of the Night award.
Perry, however, was much more worse for the wear after the fight, his nose now residing in a new zip code, although when he looked up at the screen while standing in the Octagon on saw Luque’s handiwork, he simply smiled.
Following the event, the UFC on ESPN+ 14 post-show confirmed that Perry was shipped off to a local hospital to have the damage assessed, as his team indicated that he was also having a little trouble breathing.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 11, 2019
— UFC (@ufc) August 11, 2019
Following the fight, decorated wrestler Jordan Burroughs, who has often been the talk of making a move to mixed martial arts, said that seeing Perry’s broken nose keeps him swayed away from the cage.
Every time I’m tempted to get in the octagon I see something like this, and I’m like, “Nah, I’m good.” pic.twitter.com/9Gl1t3cSAy
— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 11, 2019