Morning Report: Mike Perry calls out Nick Diaz: ‘F*ck the Diaz brothers! East coast b*tch!’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Earlier this week, Nick Diaz revealed his intention to return to MMA early next year. The announcement came out of nowhere and immediately garnered a ton of response in the MMA community. Since then, a number of welterweights have thrown their hat in the ring to be the one to welcome Diaz back, including Leon Edwards, Stephen Thompson, and Darren Till. Even Conor McGregor got in on the fun, but perhaps no one has been more aggressive in calling for a fight with the elder Diaz brother than Mike Perry.

On Thursday, Perry took to social media, unleashing a series of Tweets attempting to goad Diaz into a fight.

“Everybody talking about the return of Nick Diaz like he looks tough or something. A skinny weakling like his lil brother, y’all both look like Mickey Gall. Royce Gracie was the only guy ever good at that jitsu style. Florida jiu jitsu is on top ! #EastCoast

“They saying you won’t show up for the fight. Your brother already got showed up by the east coast. You ain’t gonna do nothing about that?

“I know you don’t train like you use to but I have just been chillin with my girl on Miami Beach and you still don’t want this east coast smoke ! I’m a power puncher and those lil’ salt and pepper punches you throw won’t phase me.

“I’ll hit you with this right hook and you’ll pull guard and I’ll just ride out the time with ground and pound from top position. If you don’t want to come back we understand, just stop clout chasing.

“Who you hanging with? Y’all look soft and your nose looks worse then (sic) mine. Your big head is a great target for this right hand old man. Look like you been riding ig horses with that stance. If you a gun slinger you shooting a 22.

“F*ck the Diaz brothers ! East coast b*tch ! I’m not your average internet shit talker. You can cut a check and I’ll show up if you really wanna do something about it. You won’t tho. . .”

Perry previously used a similar strategy to call out Nate Diaz but to no avail. Similarly, Nick Diaz is reportedly interested in facing top welterweights upon his return and Perry is currently unranked with a 7-6 record in the UFC. Then there’s the matter of Perry being functionally suspended by the UFC pending “professional treatment” following an alleged assault of three people in July. That being said, Perry may have slightly more luck here as his name is at least one that oddsmakers have included as a possible opponent for Nick Diaz’s return.

Diaz has not fought since 2015, a loss to Anderson Silva that was overturned to a no-contest following failed drug tests by both fighters. Meanwhile, Perry is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Mickey Gall in June.


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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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FINAL THOUGHTS

No one ever called Mike Perry subtle. Still, that’s actually probably a good fight for Diaz to come back to. Makes much more sense than an actual top welterweight.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the fights, and see y’all on Monday.


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