Mike Perry: “I still have 20lbs I plan on cutting last minute.”

If you hadn’t heard, Mike Perry previously went on a food binge, including pizza, burgers and brownies. Shortly after, he said he had to cut 25lbs for this weekends fight. You can read the full story HERE.

This weekend, he fights Tim Means at UFC 255. In his pre fight media scrum, he was asked about a range of topics, including his current weight cut. Perry stated that at this point in his career, he no longer cuts the weight early, he prefers to do it last minute.

“It is what it is, I have to be on weight Friday morning. Over the years I did it a little early because I didn’t want to have to do it last minute. But since I’ve gotten better, since I understand the process more, I can wait. So I still have like, 20 [lbs] that I plan on cutting last minute.” Perry said.

“Are you worried about that amount?” The reported asked.

“I understand hard work, so I’m not really worried.” Perry responded.

“I know I can do it, I work hard and my body cooperates, I feel like I’m built properly. So I can eat whatever I want most of the time, really I don’t diet at all for fights anymore; I just eat what I want… This morning I had a spinach wrap, egg white and turkey bacon burrito, it was pretty good. But I also I ran 6 miles today.”

Weigh ins are roughly 24 hours from when this article is published, so it’ll be interesting to see not just if Mike Perry makes the weight, but how the last minute cut will effect his performance. If Perry doesn’t make weight, he will be fined a percentage of his fight purse.


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  1. […] Perry then said at the UFC 255 media scrum that he planned on cutting 20lbs in the last minute. And that he enjoyed a burrito for breakfast. You can read about that HERE. […]

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