Donald Cerrone made headlines last day by making some shocking remarks about his former coach Mike Winkeljohn. While appearing on the Joe Rogan Podcast, Cerrone opened up about everything that’s wrong with the Gym and Winkeljohn.
The remarks, however, has not gone well with UFC veteran Diego Sanchez. Sanchez is one of the mainstays at the gym and came out in defence of his team. He did so by posting a long message on Instagram.
“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!!! “Cowboy” Cerrone 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 six months? That’s not a teammate 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 to 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 once! That’s why I posted previous about why I was Team Platinum. Mike Perry is here to give me rounds if I need them and helped me more in one camp than “Cowboy” did in 10 years,” Sanchez wrote.
Sanchez also offered to step up and fight Cerrone in November if Mike Perry cannot make it to the fight scheduled to happen at UFC Denver.
“Don’t bad mouth my gym or my coach Mike Winkeljohn. We’re good peeps striving to better our city our state and our sport! If Perry falls out come November I’LL BE READY TO FILL IN WITH ZERO HESITATION! And we know where Greg Jackson will be.”