‘Maybe I should just lay the gloves down’: Mike Perry hints are retirement as he details tough weight cut for UFC 255

‘Maybe I should just lay the gloves down’: Mike Perry hints are retirement as he details tough weight cut for UFC 255

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry is having a tough time ahead of hitting the scales ahead of the Friday’s weigh-in window closing in advance of his UFC 255 bout with Tim Means this weekend.

Perry, a longtime member of the welterweight division, has detailed on Twitter that he is having trouble hitting the 171-pound mark required for non-title welterweight fights — and has gone so far as to suggest that this may lead to him retiring from the sport.

Perry is set to fight UFC veteran Means on Saturday in a fight which could mark his second straight win in the UFC following this summer’s unanimous decision win against Mickey Gall. ‘Platinum’ hit a few headlines in recent months after opting to having his girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez, as the sole member of his corner team. Perry later announced an online auction to be a part of his corner, with the likes of Darren Till and porn star Kendra Lust supposedly entering, but the Perry-Gonzalez ticket is a solo one.

And judging by Perry’s tweets early Friday, the cut has been far from ideal.

I’m sorry man. I don’t think I can make it

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020

I have always talked trash during weight cuts so that if I couldn’t make it I could say I told y’all I wasn’t sure. Maybe I’ve outgrown this. I did try to ask for a fight at 185 but maybe I just don’t have it anymore. I’m so thankful to all the kind people at the @ufc 🙏🏻

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020

Can’t believe I’ve even been here this long. Maybe I should just lay the gloves down. I don’t want it. I’m just in over my head with this weight. I was just 189 and now I’m 177 and I can’t sweat. I ran with a nice sauna suit , got in the portable sauna for 15 minutes , nothing

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020

So easy for people to sit there and say shit but I swear I feel like anyone saying I’m weak for this doesn’t cut weight. It’s death to me. I’m dying already and have 6 more lbs to go. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s harder than the first 14.

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020

At the time of writing, Perry still has several hours to cut the remaining weight ahead of the two-hour weigh-in window opening in Las Vegas.

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