Given that he’s a former convicted criminal, MMA has appeared to be a godsend for Perry, offering a chance to turn his life around and earn an honest living.
While Perry has experienced mixed results in the Octagon, he’s still become a popular fighter and has so far earned a disclosed $875,000 in the three-and-a-half years he’s been competing in the UFC.
However, last year after a brutal loss to Vicente Luque at a UFC Fight Night event in Uruguay that left him with a badly broken nose, Perry revealed that he was anything but rich.
“58 [thousand] to show, Uruguay took 17, management and team 15%,” Perry wrote on Instagram. “Still got last year’s taxes. Nose job priceless. Money in the bank $6.00. 400k fans on IG tho.”
Perry has since fought again and this time earned $90,000 despite a TKO loss, but judging by one of his latest Twitter posts in the past week he might not hold on to that for long, stating that, “I was up $1000. I bet $1000. I lost LOL.”