UFC welterweight Mike Perry on Monday issued a public apology for his earlier use of the N-term and vowed not to use it once more.
Perry, who in 2018 explained he was permitted to use the slur because a DNA package unveiled him to be 2 percent African, indicated in a tweet that the determination for his apology was seeking to do better for his new child son.
“I know some will not care but some could possibly appreciate this. This is for my son and me as a son to be diverse than my father. Also black background month,” Perry wrote. “I would like to apologize for any time I ever said n***a , [sic] basic and simple you will not listen to it from me any more.”
Perry accompanied his apology with the hashtag #NoDisrespect.
Perry has been caught on camera a number of instances working with the N-word, most recently past summer in the immediate aftermath of punching an older male in a cafe altercation. He’s also openly applied the N-term on social media, together with in a spat with actor Michael Jai White, who is Black.
Fatherhood could be possessing a favourable influence on Perry. He and girlfriend Latory Gonzalez introduced the delivery of their son, Ocean, on Jan. 6.
Perry, 29, has fought for the UFC since August 2016. He’s 7-7 with the advertising and has shed a few of his earlier four fights, most a short while ago dropping a unanimous final decision to Tim Suggests at UFC 255.