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.
One month after being released from the UFC, middleweight American Top Team fighter Markus Perez accepted an invitation from Jake Paul´s team to help him with sparring to prepare for his boxing match against Ben Askren on April 17. In an interview with Brazilian outlet AgFight, “Maluko” detailed how what...
Following UFC release, Markus Perez excited to reset career: 'Sometimes it's better to take a step back'
Markus Perez is taking a positive approach to his release from the UFC. The middleweight fighter said he is in no way down about his departure from the world’s premier MMA promotion earlier this month. Perez (12-5 MMA, 2-5 UFC) left the UFC on a three-fight losing streak, with his most recent defeat being a decision loss to Dalcha Lungiambula in January.
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.
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.
UFC middleweight Markus Perez is his biggest critic. Looking back at his Octagon career after some disappointing outings, ‘Maluko’ is the first to admit his latest performances were not those of a UFC caliber athlete. In fact, the Brazilian believes he did not do enough to remain hired by the promotion following his last defeat.
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Isi Fitikefu‘s UFC debut will have to wait. Fitikefu has been forced out of UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20 and Markus Perez (12-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) will step in on short notice to face Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the...
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.
Elbow injury knocks Isi Fitikefu out of UFC Fight Island 8, Dalcha Lungiambula now meets Markus Perez
Dalcha Lungiambula will now take on Brazilian middleweight Markus Perez at UFC Fight Island 8 on Jan. 20 after Isi Fitikefu was forced out of the Abu Dhabi card, multiple people with knowledge of the change told MMA Fighting after an initial report from Ag. Fight. The Fight Night card...