Bobby Green was scheduled to face Donald Cerrone next month at UFC 178. However, he has been replaced by former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and left without a scheduled fight.
Green appeared on a recent episode of The MMA Hour and threw out some choice comments regarding “Cowboy,” including referencing a previous meeting between the two that left Green feeling less-than-impressed with Cerrone.
The former Strikeforce fighter brought up a previous UFC Fan Expo in which he claims Cerrone “said some racist stuff” and mentioned that he displayed inappropriate behavior towards women.
Cerrone responded on Twitter, stating “racist……Ha. This is funny.” Supporters of both Cerrone and Green have shared their feelings regarding the issue online.
racist….. Ha. This is funny
— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) August 25, 2014
Phillip Hawes, an MMA fighter who trains at Jackson-Winkeljohn with Cerrone in New Mexico, posted a picture of himself with Cerrone and another member of the gym several months ago. Hawes, who was a standout wrestler at Iowa Central Community College, is black.
“This throwback pic from when I first started training at Jackson’s and met Cowboy definitely the coolest dude here,” he wrote. “He opened his doors to me and didn’t even know my last name. He’s an awesome mentor and friend this journey would be way tougher without him.”
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