One of the most popular fighters in UFC, Donald Cerrone had decided to part ways with Jacksonwink MMA last month. He recently appeared on Joe Rogan Experience and started throwing verbal assault Jacksonwink’s way.
The verbal assault by Cerrone caused a furor amongst Jacksonwink MMA fighters and also Mike Winkeljohn. Mike said that ‘Cowboy’ is only about himself and could not be more narcissistic.
The fight fans and MMA fighters also started giving out their opinions on social media, one such was retired former UFC bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate.
Speaking on MMA Tonight on SiriusXM Fight Nation, Miesha Tate explained why she believes JacksonWink is in the wrong in this situation.
“What I think is not cool, if it had been someone that had been training there like Carlos Condit or someone like that who had been training there a long time and they were gonna fight each other and both had that mutual respect, and mutual foundation at that gym, that’s different. But when the new guy is coming in and he’s like, ‘I wanna fight Cowboy’ and he comes to Cowboy’s gym, I think that the right thing to do by the gym – I think there’s some loyalty that should be towards Cowboy. He’s been there a really, really long time.”
‘This is probably not the camp for you to come in, Mike, because you’re fighting our boy. Cowboy has been with us forever. We’d love for you to come in for the next camp but Cowboy’s our dude,’” Tate said. “That’s how I think. Even though I know Cowboy doesn’t drive there every single day, he doesn’t train at the gym – there are some other reasons I think behind that, I think – that’s just me. That’s how I hope my gym would operate if I was under those circumstances.”