UFC fighters seem to always have a whole crew of cornermen backing them each time they step into the Octagon.
Mike Perry, Mike Perry decided to break that trend in a huge way and it worked out for him.
On Saturday, Perry came out with his only his girlfriend for his bout against Mickey Gall at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.
The corner was strangely quiet, with just his girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez, giving him advice and icing his back and neck.
“This is all kind of new to her,” Perry said at the post-fight press conference. “Everybody loves her, but all these people hating because of me. It makes me feel kind of bad sometimes that I brought her into that, but that’s what happens when you get attention and people just start hating on it. They hating on our dreams and our goals, so I really try more to coach her… She did a great job, she kept it very simple. She shouted a couple of things during the fight and I remember telling myself, ‘OK, there you go, she’s getting into it now.’ And she was like, ‘Keep your hands up!’ There was that one time he swung and had just missed and she was like, ‘Get your hand back up,’ and I was like, ‘All right.’
“In the corner, when she was rubbing the ice on me she kept asking me, ‘Hey, is this OK? What else do you want? What else can I do?’ And she was trying to do more for me and it was really cool just sitting there quiet and just thinking about how the next round was going to go.”
As expected, fans wanted to see more of her, so Instagram is where we went to find her: