Video Appears to Show UFC Fighter Mike Perry Punching Older Man at Restaurant

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 9, 2020


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In a video posted on social media, UFC welterweight Mike Perry is seen punching an older man during an altercation outside of what appears to be a restaurant.

The video, which is a little less than two minutes long, shows an animated Perry walking out of an establishment with girlfriend Latory Gonzalez. As Perry walks toward exit of the building, he continues to yell as one woman appears to be trying to persuade him to leave.

“Did you touch me? Oh you didn’t touch me,” Perry yells in the direction of a person with whom he may have had some type of disagreement. “He touched me.”

At that point, a group of people is standing in front of Perry at what appears to be the entrance of the restaurant, and that’s when an older man gets into an argument with the fighter. The man accuses Perry of hitting the person positioned off the screen.

“I’ll knock your old ass out too,” Perry responds.

“You do it, motherf—er,” the man says.

“Yeah, let’s go you fat piece of s—t,” Perry says.

From there, the man seems to move toward Perry and is knocked down by a punch. With onlookers screaming and yelling in the ensuing chaos, Perry can be overheard telling another man, “Back the f—k up n—a, back the f—k up.” Perry calls the man the N-word multiple times while sitting down and continuing to yell for someone to call the police.

According to MMAFighting.com, Perry allegedly assaulted three victims in the incident, which reportedly occurred on July 7 at Table 82 in Lubbock, Texas. While Perry was charged with Class A assault -- a misdemeanor -- he was not arrested. He will be required to show up in court and could be fined $500.

Meanwhile, TMZ Sports is reporting that the man Perry is seen allegedly punching on video was transported to the hospital. Perry also allegedly punched a restaurant employee after being asked to leave, and the establishment is considering pursuing a theft charge because the fighter did not pay his bill, according to the report. After the video went viral, Perry posted "No comment" on his Twitter page.

Perry, who is coming off a decision victory over Mickey Gall at UFC on ESPN on 12 on June 27, previously posted a series of tweets that may have been related to the incident.




Note: This article was updated at approximately 11:18 p.m. ET to include additional information. Advertisement

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