UFC veteran Mike Perry came prepared for battle at his first press conference as part of the BKFC roster.
Just before the end of a hostile press conference with Julian Lane for their fight at KnuckleMania II, Perry responded to Lane by saying “what’s up, little b*tch” and pulled a bat out of his pocket. To ensure that nobody was actually hit, security rushed to the scene.
Perry initially presented the bat onstage as a real thing. But he soon revealed that it was not made of aluminum or wood.
Lane accused Perry of using racist slurs after the bat was revealed. This accusation came just a few months after Perry and Lane had gotten into an altercation at another BKFC event in December.
Check out a longer version of the exchange below.
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“He’s got a bat. Lane shouted. “He needs a bat. What are you going to do with that? You already called me a b*tch ass n—- on camera in front of everybody. You’re dropping the N-bomb. That’s how you roll. N—-, I am Black. The N-word is being used. You’re dropping the N-word to my people who are waiting to grab your genitals, but they have to wait for me so that I can allow you to go in the ring.
“So with that bat, you might want to watch yourself when you’re walking out of here, you’re going to play like that.”
The fighters were eventually separated by BKFC security before the press conference officially ended.
Knucklemania II, a BKFC event, will take place at Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood, Fla. and is available on FITE TV pay-per view. Perry vs. Lane serves as the main event along with a pair of title fights as Luis Palomino defends his super welterweight title against Martin Brown, while Britain Hart-Beltran takes on Christine Ferea to crown a new BKFC 125-pound women’s champion.