People do not give enough credit to the sport of mixed martial arts for not just the entertainment and skill we are fortunate enough to witness, but also for the educational value it provides, that is if you’re willing to open your mind and pay attention.
The UFC believes in promoting education and learning, and they’re going to present us with an opportunity to learn about precious metals in December, in Las Vegas at UFC 245 with a bout between Mike Perry and Geoff Neal.
It’s going to be “platinum” versus “steel” in what should be a very exciting, intriguing, and important match between these 2 welterweights that are looking to put their name in the hat as title contenders here in the near future.
Neal is more of a tactician than Perry, but make no mistake about it Mike Perry is well rounded enough to compete with anybody and after his last bout with Vicente Luque, proved once again that he is one of the toughest sons of guns to ever step inside the octagon.
In his last appearance inside the octagon, Neal took on Niko Price. These 2 guys went to battle and Neal came out on top. There was one point in the fight where they knocked each other down simultaneously and both Neal and Price said to me recently at UFC Tampa that the moment that they both went down at the same time was the coolest moment for either of them in their respective fighting careers.
Perry is fully recovered from his broken nose and is chomping at the bit to get back to it inside the octagon. Neal, coming off a victory in his last fight is looking to keep the forward momentum going when he steps inside the octagon to take on Mike Perry on December 14th.
We should all pull out those old textbooks and Give ourselves a little refresher on the strength of steel and the strength of platinum. The textbook may tell us one thing, but we will get to see the results of the UFC science experiment live in front of our very eyes on December 14th in Las Vegas Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena where UFC 245 takes place.
Looking forward to seeing all of you when class is in session.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.