Mixed martial arts veteran and UFC star Donald Cerrone recently decided to move back to Denver, Colorado and away from his longtime training camp Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Now upcoming opponent Mike Perry has come forward with a few words on the matter.
Donald Cerrone is currently set to face off against talented knockout artist Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 139. The event will take place Nov. 10 from within the Pepsi Center in none other than Denver, Colorado.
Speaking in a recent interview, as reported by MMA Mania, Mike Perry revealed his thoughts on Donald Cerrone’s decision to leave the fight camp. After all, Perry just recently joined the ranks of Jackson-Wink MMA.
“Greg Jackson’s gonna be in his corner. I’ll have [Mike] Winkeljohn and coach Frank and I believe my coach from Florida, Julian Williams. And…he (Cerrone) doesn’t come in this gym.”
“He did last time I was here…like twice the whole two months I was here, twice. And ya know, he stays at his ranch and works out there. But now, I guess he’s going on [the] Joe Rogan [Experience podcast] tomorrow and he might say some things about the gym and Winkeljohn…try to talk some trash.”
“I think he’s movin’ back to Denver. And like, none of this going on is the reason why. Like, he was just looking for a reason to act like it was something to push him to move over there. I don’t know him that well, but that’s the way it sounds to me,” he added. “If he’s goin’ to Denver now, cause he’s wanted to for some time…and he’s goin’ ahead and making that move because he ain’t got a bunch of people kissing his ass over here no more.”
“I haven’t seen it first hand (the tension brewing). But I heard that he physically came here and asked them not to train me. For them not to allow me to come into the gym and to show him some respect even though…he hasn’t done anything for this gym in quite some time.”