Bellator’s Michael Web page thinks the strain is attending to Mike Perry forward of their bare-knuckle bout at BKFC 27 on Saturday.
MVP, who will probably be making his bare-knuckle debut, claims Platinum has proven clear indicators of nerves throughout combat week and that the previous UFC welterweight doesn’t know the right way to deal with the strain of preventing a showman akin to himself.
Web page admittedly hasn’t performed a lot background analysis on Perry however understands the Floridan is a giant fan of his and has been calling him out for fairly a while.
“I believe plenty of instances it’s an enormous present of nerves,” Web page instructed reporters on Thursday (h/t BJPenn.com). “And I believe it’s an enormous present of nerves as a result of he’s a fan of me. I’ve seen that from the primary time I met him as a result of he’s recognized about me for a really very long time.
“He’s truly referred to as me out, which I came upon not too long ago. He’s referred to as me out earlier than he went into the UFC. I’ve clearly been a spotlight in his profession for a very long time, the place I simply heard of him. I’ve seen him as a result of moreso from his character than his precise preventing. And naturally, I went and watched his preventing – typical powerful man, however nice character right here.”
Talking of the combat, MVP expects Perry to endure a character change as soon as he realizes his toughness can solely take him up to now and that he’s within the ring with a vastly superior opponent. Web page is notoriously onerous to hit and thinks Perry will begin to get discouraged as soon as he begins lacking photographs and getting countered repeatedly.
“He’s going to return ahead and combat till they really feel what I’m like in there, till they get pissed off, till they get hit with sure photographs they didn’t assume I’d be capable to land, then it adjustments,” Web page mentioned. “His character will change.”
BKFC: Platinum vs. MVP takes place Saturday, Aug. 20 on the OVO Area in London, England.