[CW: The following article includes descriptions of domestic violence]
Mike Perry, who is scheduled to fight Tim Means at UFC 255 in two weeks, was recently accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. In a lengthy interview with MMA Junkie Danielle Nickerson said she was assaulted by Perry ‘a handful of times’ during their relationship.
Nickerson also detailed an incident she said occurred on February 10 in which she claims Perry used ground-and-pound on her and that she only managed to escape when he grew tired of hitting her. Nickerson said she fled from Perry, in fear of her life, and sought refuge with Perry’s mother. MMA Junkie published a 911 call made by Perry’s mother in which she said her son was violent and she feared for her life.
Yesterday on twitter, a user got into an argument with Perry’s current girlfriend. In that argument the twitter user accused Perry and his current girlfriend of being in relationship while Perry was still married to Nickerson.
After some back-and-forth, which included the user saying she hoped Perry “never puts his hands” on his current girlfriend, Perry waded into the replies to insult the user and offer an outline of the conditions in which he would strike a woman.
“Says the bitch with another woman’s husband as her profile pic,” wrote Perry, referring to the user’s selfie with UFC fighter Dustin Poirier. “Get off me and Latory’s nuts! The only way I would ever hit a woman is if she put her hands on Queen Latory! Please believe I’d leave a mark bitch!”
Perry ended this message with a winking emoji.
The user responded to this with a clip from the 911 call Perry’s mother made. Perry responded in turn, writing: “Man my mama was just being malicious like she taught me to be. How was any of them scared for their life when I wasn’t even there. I was outside in my car leaving. Go ask my mom about how she feels about this coming out. Y’all ain’t got proof cuz it doesn’t exist.”
Bloody Elbow has repeatedly reached out to the UFC for comment regarding Mike Perry. At this time of writing no response has been received. If Bloody Elbow receives a comment from the UFC this post will be updated.
Support for survivors of domestic violence can be found from the following organizations:
USA – The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Canada – DAWN-RAFH Canada
UK and Ireland – Women’s Aid: 0808-2000-247
Rest of the World – HotPeachPages
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