For the last few months, Donald Cerrone and Mike Winkeljohn have been publicly feuding, after a fallout over the circumstances surrounding Cerrone’s booking against Mike Perry at UFC Denver. Cerrone - who has trained for most of his career at Winkeljohn’s gym, JacksonWink MMA - wanted the gym to not allow Perry - who had only recently joined the gym - to train there for their fight against one another. Winkeljohn refused and instead insisted that Cerrone leave the gym, prompting “Cowboy” to call out Winkeljohn for ruining the gym in the first place. Winkeljohn clapped back and suddenly Cerrone’s fight with Perry had a lot more animosity behind it.
On Saturday night, Cerrone took that animosity out on Perry’s arm, breaking it in the first round.
But though Cowboy clearly won the battle, it seems like the war of words is far from done. Following Cerrone’s win, Winkeljohn took to Instagram where he posted a video of his reaction to the entire situation, calling Cerrone a cancer that needed to be removed from the gym.
“What’s this about loyalty,” Winkeljohn said. “Loyalty is two sided. Especially for the media, who only sees one side. Where was Cowboy Cerrone the last ten years, helping others in the gym? Nowhere to be found. He didn’t come to our classes, he didn’t even use Greg Jackson his last two fight camps. When he came, he would grab sparring partners, then he would take those sparring partners back up to his ranch, where he would pay for fun free sh*t. So those guys would go up there, sometimes they would stay and train, and they would lose. Hmmm. 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. That being said, I really wish that 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, CR, John Dodson and so many others - you’re more than welcome. If you’re one of those guys who swings on Donald Cerrone’s you-know-what, that’s weak and weird.”
Though Winkeljohn claims that all of the problems are resolved now, the drama at JacksonWink has caused fighters and coaches at the academy to choose sides and has already caused some fighters to leave. This latest salvo from Winkeljohn could exacerbate the issue.
Insane. Korean Zombie ‘embarrassed’ after UFC Denver KO loss.
155. Donald Cerrone says he already has a ‘very exciting’ opponent lined up for lightweight return.
UFC Denver Post Show.
MMW on the history of Dagestan.
T-Wood believes Mayweather.
Cowboy breaking arms.
6th Round. Immediate post-fight reaction to UFC Denver.
Severe MMA. Discussing the FOTY candidate at UFC Denver plus UFC Argentina.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
What a damn picture.
Some savage ish right here.
View this post on Instagram
I tried my best to stay silent for a long time but this is the new culture everyone that chooses to be a part of the new gym (Winks) deals with. #Loyalty has been forgotten in place of #Greed. This is a conversation from one of their coaches who basically spells out the dictatorship in place. #CowboyKnows #UFCDenver #UFC #Loyalty #Respect #AntiBullying #DontBeScared
Good job @Cowboycerrone you broke my damn arm— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 11, 2018
Cowboy has a good guard. How was this an unknown variable?
There were so many variables I see now that I didn’t see last night. Knowledge is power. Now I know.— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 12, 2018
A picture of Khabib doing charity work in Nigeria.
Blessed Era on the rise.
That is disgusting. Also, weirdly serendipitous.
#Funkyphalange follow up! For the people interested in the finger in the post fight interview.— Jordan Rinaldi (@JordanRinaldi) November 11, 2018
My wife's #crooked #finger from slamming it in a door when she was 4.
My finger from slamming into a "road closed" sign on a #dirtbike when I was 15(yes I'm an idiot). pic.twitter.com/ThYHxKPeIa
Do not mess with Dad Strength.
53 year old man has a mixed martial arts fight with his 21 year old step son pic.twitter.com/JEbvEmAWxQ— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) November 10, 2018
Robson Gracie Jr. (0-0) vs. Brysen Bolohao (0-0); Bellator 212, Dec. 14.
Alonzo Menifield (7-0) vs. Vinicius Alves Moreira (9-11); UFC Brooklyn, Jan. 19.
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
Just FYI, Yair’s one in a generation elbow KO was #6 on Sportscenter on Sunday. Behind a number of very athletic things that also happen multiple times a week. This sport ain’t mainstream yet.
Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.
Is Yair’s elbow the KO of the Year?
This poll is closed
It’s the everything of the year.
No, because I’m a contrarian.