Markus Perez is taking a optimistic approach to his release from the UFC.
The middleweight fighter said he is in no way down about his departure from the world’s premier MMA promotion earlier this month. Perez (12-5 MMA, 2-5 UFC) left the UFC on a three-battle losing streak, together with his most latest defeat being a resolution loss to Dalcha Lungiambula in January.
“I really feel better (now out of the UFC), I really originate,” Perez told MMA Junkie. “When I lost fights within the UFC, you start to really feel bad and you accumulate depression and folk talk a lot of sh*t. You have depression because of the cash, and now I have a son, you realize, so it’s complicated, but now I really feel better. I really feel free. I really feel free to restart my career and I really feel better. I adore that.”
Perez’s career didn’t pan out the way many anticipated. The Brazilian entered the UFC back in 2017 as a promising prospect. He was undefeated and had won the LFA middleweight title, defeating currently ranked UFC contender Ian Heinisch to make a selection the regional title.
At 30, Perez said he tranquil feels he has a lot to reveal in MMA and is predicament to bounce back to his profitable ways.
“I do know who I am,” Perez said. “I do know my potential. I do know my talent. I do know everything. For me, taking the UFC belt is my dream, but once in a while it’s better to take step back so you can race up four or 5 steps after.”
Perez said he is inquisitive about joining grand promotions in PFL or Bellator.
He likes the $1 million prize PFL has to offer but also likes the potential of battling Dillon Danis in Bellator, as the controversial grappling specialist impartial lately took a shot at him on Instagram for training with Jake Paul.
“I want to battle in PFL,” Perez said. “In PFL, at the same time as you make a selection 5 fights, you take $1 million, and you take a belt. For me, right here is the simplest imaginative and prescient for my existence suitable now. PFL, take the belt, take the cash, make investments the cash, stay staunch. I don’t want to work in building or safety at a night club and focal level on battling. And maybe, who knows, near back to the UFC and take the belt.
“Nevertheless if Bellator affords, ‘Hello you want to battle Dillon Danis?’ Then OK, I’m right here. It’s now not about the cash. It’s about shutting this man up. He talks a lot of sh*t.”