UFC welterweight Mike Perry is about to enter a huge chapter in his life. On Wednesday, the 29-year-old fighter and his girlfriend/lone corner woman Latory Gonazlez welcomed their son Ocean into the world.
As Perry revealed in a Twitter post, the couple had a brief scare upon delivery.
Thank you so much to all the ladies who helped at Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami the boy gave us a scare when he came out and didn’t want to take his first breath but thank God for our son !
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) January 6, 2021
Baby Ocean’s birth came just a few days after his father’s daylong drinking spree that resulted in a bloody mess. Perry himself admitted to having issues related to alcohol, which put him in serious trouble in the past year alone.
To his credit, “Platinum” began taking on a better outlook in life as he approached fatherhood.
“I want to put beautiful things out into the world,” Perry said during the UFC 255 media day in December. “I’m sure our son is going to be a handsome little devil, for sure. Just excited to see where life takes us and how we’re going to have fun together.
Perry last fought at UFC 255 against Tim Means and lost by decision. He’s now 1-3 in his last four fights.
About the author