October 20th 2016

Fighter Profile
Name – Larry Perna
Weight – 205 pounds
Record – 2 wins 0 losses
Team – Westchester Fight Club


Where are you from ?
The Bronx, New York.

How long have you been training ?
8 years.

How did you get in to MMA ?
I was looking for a sport to do after college football.

Tell us about your nickname how you got it ?
don’t have one.

What was the defining moment for you when you knew you wanted to become a fighter ?
First time sparring, I was thinking, this is fun.

Were your family and friends supportive when you decided to enter the world of MMA ?
No, but they have never been supportive of any thing, so their opinion doesn’t matter.

What is your current record ?

What is your favorite strike or submission to utilize in a fight ?
The liver punch.

Who is your biggest inspiration ?
Julius Ceasar.

What team do you train with ?
Westchester Fight Club.

Do you like to stand with your opponent or take the fight to the ground ?
Ground, little gloves are scary.

What does being a fighter mean to you ?
It means I get to hurt someone and not go to jail.

What weight do you fight at ?
205 pounds.

what do you think separates you from other fighters In your division ?
I have better coaching.

If you could have one dream fight who would it be against ?
Hillary Clinton.

Who has been your toughest fight to date ?
Joe Taylor.

What is your mindset going in to a fight ?
keep your damn hands up.

Who are you fighting next ?
William Knight.

What holes or weaknesses do you see in his game that you can exploit ?
He has a short reach.

What promotion are you fighting for ?
Premier FC.

Date and time of your next fight ?
October 22nd.

What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your career ?
That I didn’t take unnecessary head trauma.

What is your favorite quote or motto ?
You only regret the things you don’t do.

What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far ?
2 time WKA national Muay Thai champ.

Who has been most influential to you in your career ?
Mike Steward.

Who do you feel has had the biggest impact on the sport and why ?
Mike Steward.

How would you describe your fighting style ?
A gorilla doing karate.

What drives or motivates you to step in the cage and compete ?
The desire to be a true alpha male.

What is something people might not know about you ?
I like country music.

When you are not in the gym training what do you like to do in your free time ?
I like to read.

What advice can you give to young fighters and those who want to become fighters ?
Don’t get hit in the head.

What do you think you would be doing if you hadn’t become a fighter ?
I would be a strongman.

What gets you mentally ready for a fight ?
I think of everything that’s wrong with the world and I get to take my frustration out on someone.

Do you have any pre fight rituals that get you ready to step in the cage ?
Drinking a little bit of mercury and a caffeine pill.

Where do you see the sport of MMA in 5 years ?
Even more watered down than it is now.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years ?
Probably in the same place just even more bald.

What do you think can change moving forward to make MMA better as a sport ?
Break up the monopoly the UFC, and better judges.

Who is your favorite fighter ?

Is there anyone you want to thank or give a shout out to?
My coaches and teammates, chaos and pain, and play again now.