Mike Perry Looking to Fight Jake Paul, Mike Tyson and Jon Jones in Near-Future

Platinum wants to “eat bullets” in regards to the hit list he put out this week.

Mike Perry put out a hit list that includes Jake Paul, Oleksandr Usyk, Mike Tyson, KSI and Jon Jones. Perry has an argument for all of them, stretched as some might be given his size, experience and expertise. They boil down to his willingness to get in the ring with anyone.

“Who’s the best fighter out there right now?” asked Perry on Wednesday’s The MMA Hour. “IT’S ME! I AM! … So who wants some of this smoke, because it’s not about me calling out these cool people that I like. It’s about who’s a gritty, dirty motherf***** and wants to get in here with the champ!”

When speaking about a fight vs. (Jake) Paul. This is what Perry had to say about the boxer.

“I think it makes a lot of sense,” Perry said. “He keeps losing opponents – I always show up for my fights. I have a lot of attributes that he likes to compete against, UFC fighter, MMA fighter, shorter guy, smaller in weight, tough, and some people would stay stiff, or don’t move my head. And I just beat a titan in combat sports. You want to solidify yourself, you want to prove it to yourself and people, box me. … You think you’ve got something on me, prove it.”

Perry and Paul had a sparring session when Paul was scheduled to fight Ben Askren and Perry was scheduled to fight Daniel Rodriguez. This is what Perry had to say about those sessions.

“He was getting tired dealing with me, and if he had an eight-round fight lined up and he only sparred six rounds with me,” explained Perry. “If I’m fighting an eight-round fight, I want to do an eight rounds, if not more. If you stopped early, it’s because I was getting the better of you in the later rounds.

“Yes, you can come out, and you hit me like a sniper in the beginning, sure. But I kind of wanted him to hit me, I wanted to feel what that Jake Paul punch felt like, and it wasn’t that big of a problem. There was no pain, I just wanted to feel the punch, like, ‘Oh yeah, you hit me with your best shot, I’m still here, baby, I’m coming after you.’”

 But if a fight vs. Paul doesn’t happen, Perry is content taking on any other challenge.

“I don’t need him,” he said of Paul. “MVP was huge for me. I’m just a great fighter who still loves to fight. I’m all about the fight, and Jake’s been doing great. I’m happy for him and all the success that he’s had.”

“I want to fight great guys, great fighters. Jake has done well, and he promotes really well, and I think we could do a great job promoting, talking to s*** to each other. Or I could fight Usyk – nobody’s calling that guy out . … Mike Tyson, Usyk, Leon Edwards.”

When asked about a fight vs. Tyson, Perry sees himself as being “Little Mike” vs. the Baddest Man on the Planet.

“I have a speed advantage,” Perry insists. “I’m his little brother, let’s go. I’m little ‘Iron Mike.’”

Perry lastly did lay out the challenge to (Jon) Jones for a future bare-knuckle fight between the two men.

“I haven’t seen Jon in a while, so if Jon Jones wants to come beat me up in bare-knuckle, I’d be down,” Perry said. “That’s my boy. I love fighting, man. I want to fight the best.”

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