Mike Perry may have lost on Saturday against Tim Means at UFC 255 after massively missing weight, but the UFC President Dana White is still a fan of the controversial fighter.

Perry revealed his masterplan to lose 20 pounds in a matter of days, which isn’t unheard of in the sport. However, binging on junk food the week of the fight raised more than a few eyebrows. Of course, “Platinum” didn’t make weight and ended up tipping the scales at 5 pounds over the welterweight limit. Whilst this did cost him 30% of his purse, Perry seemed unfazed as he danced and told the officials “Oh baby, we not even close.” The man even dabbed.

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Tim Means meant business, however. Jabbing his way to victory, Means sealed a unanimous decision by completely out-classing “Platinum” on the feet. This latest loss means Perry has lost three of his last four bouts. With a record now of 4-6 in his last 10 outings and 7-7 overall under the bright lights of the Octagon, Perry’s fighting record hasn’t been his only concern in recent months.

The charismatic 29-year-old was recently caught on camera letting his hands fly towards an older gentleman at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Additionally, his ex-wife accused him of some very serious domestic abuse allegations. So, could all of these countless controversies be enough to put the UFC brass off of Perry? Apparently not. (H/T MMAMania.com)

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“He’s always tough and fun to watch,” Dana White told the media post-UFC 255. “What I really like about Mike Perry … he tried to win that fight. He’s fun to watch. I dunno what it means or where he goes after (UFC 255) but he’s a fun fighter.”

Looks like Dana White and co. aren’t exactly annoyed by Perry’s antics, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise. With controversial fighters like Greg Hardy still on the roster, as long as Perry is giving it his all in the fights and continues to draw in eyes then I don’t see him going anywhere. Although, he does need a victory as soon as possible to legitimise his place in the organisation’s roster. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll finally get to see Mike Perry against Darren Till.

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Who should Mike Perry fight next? Or, do you think he should be cut?