OH! Umm..... Hmm... well.....
Brands was in his corner last year against Hendicks.
Very true. In listening to interviews they seem to sort of have a mutual respect for each other, but neither gushes over one another either like brands does about metcalf..I think it's because Perrys style is one that Brands doesn't appreciate or condone as much. Probably Brands has told him that he would want him to be more aggressive more leg attacks etc. Perry might have told him that he liked how he wrestles and that was that. That's how i see it at least.
Brands has said several nice things about Perry, most notably that "March is Mark Perry's time", which I think is an awesome compliment.