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Mike Perry has no plans of retiring from fighting: ‘I f*cking made so much money’

Mike Perry can’t imagine doing anything else but fighting.

Perry’s journey has included MMA, boxing, and bare-knuckle boxing where he’s thrived the most. “Platinum” scored wins over Julian Lane, Michael Page, Luke Rockhold, and most recently Eddie Alvarez by TKO to claim “The King of Violence” title in the BKFC 56 main event.

Perry’s star has reached an all-time high after his recent success in BKFC. His recent paydays have made it difficult to think of steering away from fighting.

“That’s always a challenge with fighting because it’s like whatever amount of work I have to put into anything just seems so strenuous compared to physical exercise – which is good for my mental health, which is one of the main reasons I do exercise,” Perry told Demetrious Johnson. “If I’m having bad days, I’m like, ‘F*ck it, I need to go to the gym,’ and as soon as I work out, I’m on my way home and feeling better about myself.

“And that check, that fight check, there is nothing in the world like it. If you think about it, I know there was a time leading up to the fight, months of training, whatever, but four minutes twice last year, four minutes I f*cking made so much money in four minutes, dude. There’s nothing like it that compares to it at all.”

When asked if he’ll miss fighting after he retires, Perry said he’ll never walk away.

“Ain’t gonna hang them up brother,” Perry said. “I’m never retiring – never retiring. This is who I am, point blank, period. I’m going to be an old motherf*cker at the bar knocking people out. Get away from my seat, boy. Get out of here. Get out of here. I ain’t never retiring. I’m never hanging them up. I’m bareknuckle baby – we ain’t got to hang them up. This sh*t is automatic.”

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie