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Donald Cerrone went on Joe Rogan’s podcast today and he had a LOT to say about his old gym, Jackson-Winklejohn.
Naturally, the target of his outburst, Mike Winklejohn, was quick to give his side of the story (via MMAJunkie.com):
“Loyalty is two sides. ‘Cowboy’ is not loyal to anybody in the gym. He’s on his own. He does his own thing. He has not, from what I can remember in the last 10 years, ever helped anybody out with their own camp. He’s as narcissistic as they come.”
He confirmed the rift went much deeper than just Mike Perry.
“I put up with it for a long time because Greg has the biggest heart in the world. He’s like my little brother. But, at the same time, it was causing division. And by the way, of the teams that went out there, I think it’s 100 percent of people lost, because ‘Cowboy’ wants to do what he wants to do on his timeframe, and it didn’t work for the fighters that train out there at the gym. So that made our percentage look bad, because we lost a lot of fights because of it. If Perry wasn’t at my gym, I’m so much happier now that I got rid of the division in my gym (and) somebody that doesn’t want to help others and wants to do his own thing. It has absolutely nothing to do with Perry, and everything to do with Perry.”
Cerrone also said a Jackson-Wink wrestling coach, Chad Smith, used to peddle PEDs to college wrestlers.
Cowboy says Jackson Wink MMA Academy's head wrestling coach got busted selling PED's to his students while coaching Jr college pic.twitter.com/aLfm05uqhj— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) August 29, 2018
“I’m going to defend Chad Smith because our winning percentage was high when he moved here,” was Mike Winklejohn’s response
In conclusion, Winklejohn said if the scenario were reversed, Cerrone would have made the same call he did.
“What would ‘Cowboy’ do if it was his gym? Well let me think. If I wanted to go into his gym use it when I wanted to, not be respectful, not help others, pull people and coaches away from the gym, and do things for myself, and then tell the new gym not to work with this person they’ve been working with because it’s all about yourself, what would ‘Cowboy’ do? I know what ‘Cowboy’ would do: The same thing I did, and that was basically, ‘Sorry kids, (expletive) that.’”
Love is special:
There’s 3 types of couples in this video. And they all stuck together.— Uncle Jay (@BlvkKing) August 29, 2018
One couple got they ass beat together
One couple beat some ass together
And one couple got the hell out the way together
Love is so beautiful pic.twitter.com/hq2guUDxvf
Not everything that came out of the Cerrone interview was negative.
First and foremost, I’m blessed to have a wife that has always supported me! Secondly, I love both of my jobs; serving my community and practicing some martial arts with my friends. https://t.co/D8GzO30EJG— Brandon Gibson (@SixGunGibson) August 30, 2018
This referee at an event choked a fighter out AFTER he got KOed. Just retire, man. That’s rough.
This cracked me up from Derrick Lewis. Not many fighters are legitimately funny. Lewis does Houston proud.
Darren Till working on his cardio:
John Wayne Parr is also legitimately funny.
For people overseas that come to Australia. Please be nice to the stray dogs walking around without a home. If you see one looking lost and lonely, give it a pat or better still any change in your pocket. All dogs need some love, even the ugly ones like this little guy. pic.twitter.com/2Vlg7rhnao— John Wayne Parr (@johnwayneparr) August 28, 2018
Darren Till in comic book form!
My Darren Till comic book cover. Among Us Walks The Gorilla! - - - #ufc228 #mma #mmaart #ufcposter #comicbooks #comicbookcovers #comicbookart #artistsoninstagram #illustration #penandink #ink #drawingskills #woodleyTill #theGorilla #fightposium #marvelcomics #dccomics #photoshopart #penandink #darrentill
Raymond Daniels practicing his double-tap spinning back kick:
Many people don’t understand my style or why I use such high risk moves. I do it because I enjoy it and it keeps me entertained. But with high risk comes high reward. I’ve drilled this technique and many like it so many times that I’ve never thought of them as high risk. It’s just as comfortable or easy as blinking or breathing. Love what you do and have the discipline to work your craft until it becomes effortless. #kickboxing #muaythai #mma #boxing #fitness #ufc #training #bjj #jiujitsu #martialarts #gym #motivation #sport #fight #workout #boxe #crossfit #fighter #k1 #knockout #fit #champion #yoga #judo #fighting #cardio #follow #karate #thaiboxing #wrestling
McGregor is confident we have missed him.
This assaulted my eyes, so now it must assault yours, too.
We’re good, man. Thanks anyway.
the thought of securing a fight in the @UFC is exciting... could finally use my wrestling background... but i hear some other celebrities/athletes want to catch these hands first?— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) August 29, 2018
Angela Hill is really good at this cosplay thing:
This cracked me up. Legendary.
Floyd might be 50-0, and Wanheng might be 51-0, but neither man will ever come close to being the greatest in the world. That title belongs to one man, and one man only, and that man’s name is BIG JOE JOYCE. pic.twitter.com/HZrjtrUhtY— Callan Gallacher (@Callan___) August 29, 2018
Kenny Florian reposted this Key and Peele skit and it’s pretty funny even if I’m white and a white belt.
A great moment for MMA:
8 years ago Roger Huerta knocked out a crappy football player who hit a woman. It always feels good seeing the instant karma paid out. Love Roger for that. https://t.co/wTjwnKu2qX— Case Harts (@caseharts) August 29, 2018
Actor Chris Pratt training with Urijah Hall.
Al Iaquinta decided to call Justin Gaethje out for kissing UFC ass.
And I’m fighting Kevin lee— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) August 29, 2018
Some background on the possible reasons that a boxer walked out of the ring the other weekend.
If true that he asked if the fight would be televised and they told him no only to televise it, then I can't fault him for walking out. Knowing how the promoter is going to monetize a bout before it happens is one of the few forms of leverage a boxer has. https://t.co/Lrg8qMlvOs— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) August 29, 2018
This is a new one on me!
Eryk Anders and Elias Theodorou went back and forth over a fight that didn’t come together.
UFC said no not me. I would never say no. You know what’s up https://t.co/uBbO4eAIvz— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) August 29, 2018
Ali Abdelaziz got shredded by the UFC lawsuit fighters, and rightly so.
#UFC lawsuit fighters tear into the joke that was Ali Abdelaziz’s declaration. Want judge to disregard.— Paul Gift (@MMAanalytics) August 29, 2018
Ali’s “allegiances and credibility” called into question. Pretty sure we already knew that, but bears repeating. pic.twitter.com/LkvTkr5opF
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Crimea Rush sounds like a great B movie:
Marif Piraev Taps Jim Alers in 2R (Crimea Rush) pic.twitter.com/fWrR7jn4Zm— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 29, 2018
Classic fight, the only time a prime Mark Hunt went to sleep like this.
Sugar Ray Leonard was indeed a killer:
KILLER INSTINCT -— THE SQUARED CIRCLE (@KT_BOXING) August 28, 2018
Sugar Ray Leonard provided a scintillating demonstration of his tremendous handspeed back in 1979. Ray wounded his prey, before getting Andy Price on the ropes & annihilating him with a fusillade of blows in quick succession to move to 25-0 ...#boxing #history pic.twitter.com/Qhi3xk5P44
My dog is 10 pounds, but she does this, too. Also, no thanks to those of you who suggested shooting her in the comments, we are up to over half our goal on the GoFundMe if anyone else wants to pitch in! We were able to find a much cheaper option for surgery a couple hours away, thankfully.
This is how my dog diffuses arguments in my house and honestly it works every time pic.twitter.com/xzd1AnFqJS— harlequin (@aggressivebih) August 28, 2018