Saturday, January 23, 2021

UFC Partner Company “Disappointed” With Donald Cerrone’s Homophobic Comment

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone continues to feel the backlash of his controversial anti-gay comments.

Cerrone, who remarked that Daniel Cormier fought “like a f*g” against Anderson Silva, whom he placed a $1,000 underdog bet on, would go on to post an apology to The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, an organization that UFC recently worked with, including producing a “We Are All Fighters” shirt.

“Cowboy” would go on to delete his apology post, with the UFC informing MMAFighting.com that his comments became “vile and derogatory” to the people he was apologizing to.

Donald Cerrone would go onto social media to further elaborate on the subject, pointing out his belief that he used “the wrong choice of words” and was “taken totally out of context.”

In a follow-up, a representative from The Center, a partner company to the UFC, Michael Dimengo, released a statement regarding this story to MMAFighting.com:

“Yes, we are disappointed by the remarks made by Mr. Cerrone about Mr. Cormier. The new initiative between UFC and The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is an initiative of mutual support and trust, because we recognize the intersection of good sportsmanship that includes respect for all persons and equality for all persons, as part of the UFC agenda and our ultimate aims for equality and recognition of LGBTQ persons. Our partnership with UFC is intentional. That partnership is not only one of support, but one in which we can enhance UFC and its athletes with sensitivity to our organization and our culture. We hope to work collaboratively together. If there’s ever a way we can work with Mr. Cerrone and share with him our experiences, to foster that respect, we’re happy to do so.”