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UFC Alum Markus Perez Sparred Jake Paul: "He Is Clearly Not A Fighter"

Based on what he has seen from Jake Paul, Markus Perez doesn't think he will last long against Ben Askren. The former UFC fighter decided to take Paul's offer to help him spar for his boxing fight against Askren on April 17. Perez, who has competed at middleweight and welterweight in MMA, didn't know what to expect when he joined the Paul camp.
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Former UFC fighter Markus Perez details recent sparring session with Jake Paul

Former UFC fighter Markus Perez detailed a recent sparring session he had with Jake Paul ahead of his upcoming boxing match with Ben Asken. Perez was recently among the latest round of UFC roster cuts. Following his recent loss to Dalcha Lungiambula on Fight Island in January, Perez asked the UFC matchmakers to cut him and let him go back down to the minor leagues to work on his game. With a 2-5 record in the UFC and a three-fight losing skid to end his run in the Octagon, the matchmakers decided to release “Maluko” from the roster. But while he might not be on the UFC roster anymore, Perez has already landed a gig as a sparring partner for Paul. Check out the photo that Perez posted on Instagram after a recent sparring session with Paul in Florida.
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Markus Perez asks the UFC to cut him: “Send me away, I don’t deserve to be in the UFC”

UFC middleweight Markus Perez took the unusual approach of asking the UFC to cut him, telling the promotion to “send him away.”. Perez, whose nickname “Maluko” (Crazy), is a former LFA middleweight champion and a seven-fight veteran of the UFC. After going 2-2 in his first four UFC fights, he has since lost three in a row including suffering the first KO loss of his career when Dricus du Plessis flattened him cold. With the UFC matchmakers in the midst of cutting 60 fighters, anyone on a three-fight losing skid such as Perez is at risk of being released. In Perez’s case, he’s making it easy and asking the UFC to cut him.
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MMA Preview – Dalcha Lungiambula vs Markus Perez at UFC Fight Island 8

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!. When is UFC Fight Island 8? Wednesday 20th January, 2021 - 15:00 start (UK) Where is UFC Fight Island 8? Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
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Markus Perez Replaces Isi Fitikefu, Meets Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC on ESPN 20

An elbow injury has forced Isi Fitikefu out of his Octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 20. As a result, Markus Perez will step in and face Dalcha Lungiambula on Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi. Multiple outlets confirmed the new middleweight booking following an initial report from Ag Fight. UFC on ESPN 20 takes place at the Flash Forum and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Neil Magny and Michael Chiesa.