Mike Perry breaks his silence on losing to former training partner Donald Cerrone this past weekend. In the fight, which served as the co-main event of UFC Denver at Pepsi Center, Cerrone submitted Perry via armbar at 4:46 of the first round.

Before this fight, Perry scored the first decision win of his career when he beat Paul Felder at UFC 226. That win also snapped back-to-back decision losses to Max Griffin and Santiago Ponzinibbio. Now, however, he’s back to the drawing board and looking forward to what’s next in line for him.

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At the time of the finish, Cerrone was on the bottom and transitioned to an armbar, going belly down. Perry had no choice but to tap as a result. Perry took to his official Instagram account after the fight to issue a statement on the loss:

“Drillers make killers. We fine tuned so many things in my fight game. We did not work or drill offensive ground control and strikes from top. If I drill and flow my jiu jitsu offensive top game the way I worked on my kickboxing flow I’ll be ripping limbs off and landing effective G&P my next match.”

Perry continued by stating that Cerrone broke his arm in order to “break all the records.’

“Off to get my black belt ?✊??? congrats to @cowboycerrone for breaking an arm to break all the records last night. Stepping stone for me. I learned a lot and am more dangerous from it already.”