Horrifying moment UFC fighter Mike Perry is caught on video punching an elderly man outside a restaurant in Texas after ‘striking two people in the eatery’
- UFC fighter, Mike Perry, 28, was caught on video punching elderly man in Texas
- The incident occurred at Table 82 in Lubbock, Texas, around 10.30pm Tuesday
- In video, Perry is seen punching the man who reportedly hit his head on sidewalk
- It’s unclear what exactly led up to the altercation but Perry is said to have struck two other people before he punched the elderly man in the face
Horrifying video shows the moment UFC’s Mike Perry punched an elderly man outside a Texas restaurant earlier this week.
According to TMZ, the incident took place at the Table 82 restaurant in Lubbock around 10.30pm Tuesday.
In the footage, Perry, 28, is seen arguing with a woman about police officers being called to the scene.
‘Are y’all calling the cops?’ the professional MMA fighter is heard yelling as the woman, who is believed to be an employee at the restaurant, tries to get him to leave.
While Perry and the woman continue arguing, the elderly man is heard telling Perry: ‘You hit him!’
Mike Perry is seen arguing with a woman (left) before he starts arguing with a man (right, in striped shirt) while outside the Table 82 restaurant in Lubbock, Texas
Perry is then seen sitting on a ledge outside the restaurant as he waits on police to arrive
Apparently, Perry had struck another man near the area where he was seated before he was asked to leave the restaurant. In the footage, Perry claimed that the man hit him first.
Perry then responded: ‘Man, I’ll knock your old a** out too.’
The man is heard calling Perry a ‘motherf**ker’ before the two start getting physical.
In the footage, the man lunges at Perry, who then punched him in the face as shocked customers and employees screamed and rushed over to check on the man.
According to TMZ, responding officers said the man who was punched appeared to be unconscious when they arrived.
A witness reportedly told authorities that the man had struck his head on the concrete after he was hit by Perry.
The man was taken to a local hospital. He said he was experiencing memory problems and didn’t remember the incident.
Police officers also talked to Perry who claimed he was trying to leave the restaurant when people started ‘putting hands on me’. Perry was not arrested.
Another witness claimed that the incident started when Perry struck a woman who was identified as a friend of Perry’s girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez (right). No other details about that part of the night have been revealed
According to TMZ, Perry said he got physical with multiple people during the incident.
It’s unclear what exactly led up to the altercation but Perry is said to have struck two other people before he punched the elderly man in the face.
Another witness claimed that the incident started when Perry struck a woman who was identified as a friend of Perry’s girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez. No other details about that part of the night have been revealed.
That’s when employees of the restaurant asked Perry to leave the establishment.
The incident comes just a little over a week after Perry defeated Mickey Gall on June 27.
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