Ex-wife says Perry physically assaulted her
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During a recent interview with MMA Junkie's Simon Samano, Mike Perry's ex-wife, Danielle Nickerson, said the UFC welterweight physically assaulted her "a handful of times."

Nickerson, who divorced Perry in July, said the worst incident occurred in the early morning of Feb. 10. After the two went out to a nightclub, she said Perry "ground-and-pounded" her in their Orlando home until he got tired.

The 28-year-old said she suffered bruising on her arm, leg, and ribs and had hematomas on the back of her head. Nickerson fled to a neighbor's home and called Perry's mother, Sabra Young, who picked her up and took her to Young's home in nearby Altamonte Springs.

Young called the police when Perry arrived in his car. Samano obtained the audio of the call from the Seminole County Sheriff.

"My son is out in the driveway, and he's violent right now, and I'm scared for my life, and I don't know what he's going to do," Young told the dispatch. "He's revving his engine right now. His wife is inside my house, and I'm afraid he's going to hurt her."

Perry is said to have left within two minutes. Police arrived following his departure, but no incident report was filed because there was no arrest made.

Nickerson reportedly shared photos with Samano that depicted abuse from two other violent incidents that she didn't want published out of fear of being publicly shamed.

Nickerson filed for divorce on March 4, one day after she said Perry shoved her after she found him at a strip club. She also filed for a protective order, but it was denied by a Florida judge because "general relationship problems and uncivil behavior are not domestic violence," according to court records Samano obtained in July.

Perry released a statement on Twitter on Monday, one day before MMA Junkie published its story. "I did not put my hands on my ex at any point in our short-term marriage," he wrote.

The 29-year-old punched a man at a Texas restaurant in June, which prompted UFC president Dana White to instruct Perry to complete a treatment program before he could be offered another fight. The athlete acknowledged he had some issues related to alcohol abuse, according to the UFC, and he reportedly has since taken a 30-day "intensive" anger management program.

Perry is scheduled to meet former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 255 on Nov. 21.

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