UFC veteran Donald Cerrone has been causing some controversy among MMA fighters as of late. Now fellow MMA veteran Diego Sanchez has come forward with a few words on the matter.
Donald Cerrone recently decided to leave Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico in order to return to Denver, Colorado. Meanwhile, Cerrone’s upcoming opponent Mike Perry recently moved to the New Mexico gym.
Donald Cerrone reportedly asked Jackson-Wink MMA to not train Mike Perry for their upcoming fight. Then speaking on the JRE MMA Show, “Cowboy” Cerrone went on to offer some criticism over the New Mexico gym.
“When Winkeljohn merged over, all the big pros left, it turned into a puppy mill. Back when Greg had it, and it was its own school, you couldn’t turn up to a pro class. Some guy couldn’t just come here, knock on your door, and the next thing you know he has shin pads on and he’s sparring.
“Literally at the new gym, bums come in off the street — I swear to God — and will come in and put stuff on and fight. That’s a true story. Random bums off the street. That would never happen back in the day.”
“You should have an infrastructure set in place, especially if you’re the greatest at one time. If your winning percentages are in the 80s and 90s and now they’re in the 20s. I have no clue what the winning record of our gym is, but it’s nothing like it used to be. It’s f—ng asinine to me.”
Taking to Instagram, Jackson-Wink MMA’s Diego Sanchez has now come forward with a heated message for “Cowboy.” Check it out below.
“@joerogan @jacksonwink_mma is on fire we’re on the up’s bro no lie I have been here longer than anyone and seen the many stages of our evolution of this team!!! We’re stronger than ever our defeats only helped us to grow and we are coming into the prosperous stage just and see!!! @cowboycerrone had been so busy building his empire the past three four years and he’s done a fantastic job doing it but that’s been his focus he’s never been here!!!
“Maybe a grappling class here or there a sparring every 6 months??? That’s not a team mate it’s just someone who is out only for themselves. I’d try to give him a round if we crossed paths here or there the last time he got me real good with a side kick to the liver …. I see it all!! I treat this like a job 9-5 I come everyday I stay when everyone leaves to rest and eat.. so I see it all!! and in the past ten years cowboy never went out of his way to help me get ready for a fight not ounce!
“That’s why I posted previous about why I was #teamplatinum @platinummikeperry is here to give me rounds if I need them and helped me more in one camp than cowboy did in ten years… don’t bad mouth my gym or my coach @mmacoachwink we’re good peeps striving to better our city our state and our sport!!!! If Perry falls out come November ILL BE READY TO FILL IN WITH ZERO HESITATION! And we know where @gregjacksonmma will be #loyalty #itsnotallaboutmoney #realtalk”
Donald Cerrone and Mike Perry will fight at UFC Fight Night 139 on Nov. 10 in Denver, Colorado.