That was not how Craig Perry and his Academy coaches drew it up.
Back at Brawl in the Burgh 10 in February, Perry looked to snag his first victory inside the cage against Anthoney Morris.
Early in the fight, that plan detonated.
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The fight ended before it really began, and now Perry faces a lengthy layoff and recovery before he can suit up and throw down for a third time.
Speaking with 247 Fighting Championships General Manager Hunter Homistek, Perry details that injury –– and the sadness that followed.
While Perry admits he faced some serious adversity in the aftermath, he’s recommitted and refocused, largely thanks to his Academy teammates and coaches.
This episode takes a deep dive into that mental process –– and it also has plenty of lighter moments, including Perry’s ultra-boring Starbucks order, his first fight ever, and much more.
Enjoy the show.