Alex Reyes Looks to ‘Expose’ Mike Perry in his Second Chance at a UFC Debut

Alex Reyes Looks to ‘Expose’ Mike Perry in his Second Chance at a UFC Debut

When Thiago Alves [had to pull out of his fight](https://www.bjpenn…

“IT WAS HEARTBREAKING AT THAT TIME. YOU HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU GET CALLED UP SOMEDAY, YOU WORK YOUR WHOLE CAREER, YOU WORK HARD AND YOU GET THAT CALL, BUT YOU CAN’T [ACCEPT IT] BECAUSE OF INJURY. IT WAS TOUGH, MAN. IT WAS A TOUGH INJURY. AND I CAME BACK FROM IT AND I KNEW THAT IF I EVER GOT THAT CALL AGAIN, THERE WAS GOING TO BE NO HESITATION. SH-T MAN, WHEN I GOT THAT FIRST CALL, I WANTED TO ACCEPT IT ANYWAY. THAT’S WHY IT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING, BECAUSE I WANTED TO SAY YES BUT MY BODY COULDN’T. IT WASN’T EVEN SAYING NO, IT JUST COULDN’T. SO AS SOON AS I GOT THAT CALL [THIS WEEK[, MAN, I WAS LIKE, ‘LET’S GO. I’M READY. NO HESITATION. I BELONG HERE.’”

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