Donald Cerrone’s first round submission victory over Mike Perry on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 139 apparently didn’t bring an end to a feud between ‘Cowboy’ and Jackson Wink coach Mike Winkeljohn.
“Where was ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone the last 10 years helping others at the gym? Nowhere to be found,”. Winkeljohn wrote on Instagram after this past weekend’s fight. “He didn’t come to our classes, didn’t even use Greg Jackson his last two fight camps. When he came, he would grab sparring partners, and then he would take those sparring partners back up to his ranch, where he paid for fun, free (expletive). Those guys would sometimes go up there and stay and train, and they’d lose. Hmm.
“Any gym owner would tell you cancer has to be removed. It’s removed. The gym has no drama. It’s a happy place. I’m a happy guy. With that being said, I really wish Mike Perry had not taken ‘Cowboy’ down. Anyway, if you have fighter experience, and you want to come train with the best fighters in the world and help each other – Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Michelle Waterson, Devin Clark, Bevon Lewis, Carlos Condit, Siyar (Bahadurzada), John Dodson and so many others – you’re more than welcome.
“If you’re one of those guys that swings on Donald Cerrone’s you-know-what, that’s weak and weird.”
As for Cerrone, he briefly addressed the situation to reporters backstage on Saturday night.
“My grandma went and told Winkeljohn, ‘You should have bet on the dinosaur,’” Cerrone said. “He knows what he did. It’s all over money, too. That’s the worst part. Looks like he’s still not getting paid, is he?”