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Diego Sanchez Tears Into Cowboy Cerrone Amidst Gym Departure

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The fallout from Donald Cerrone’s unceremonious departure from longtime training camp Jackson-Wink MMA, which ultimately chose to train his opponent, Mike Perry, instead.

Now, one former teammate at Jackson-Wink, Diego Sanchez, is defending the gym while tearing into Cerrone for his recent comments in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

Cerrone said that coach Mike Winklejohn “just drove that place into the ground… (he) literally turned it into a puppy mill. It’s only about making money.”

Sanchez took exception to Cerrone’s statements and blasted the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight in the process:

“No lie I have been here longer than anyone and seen the many stages of our evolution of this team!” Sanchez wrote on Instagram. “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.”

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