“Bragging about being xenophobic & Islamophobic” – UFC legend Donald Cerrone revealing to target Russian/Muslim fighters in gym has fans fuming

Donald Cerrone attracts some criticism after his latest revelations.


“Bragging about being xenophobic & Islamophobic” – UFC legend Donald Cerrone revealing to target Russian/Muslim fighters in gym has fans fuming

Donald Cerrone talks about beating Russian Muslim fighters along with Tim Kennedy (via X)

Donald Cerrone is one of the most popular American fighters in the history of the promotion. The 41-year-old is a legend of the sport with over 50 professional fights in his MMA career. Years after his retirement, Cerrone has again made headlines however, this time fans are not happy about it. 

Donald Cerrone recently shared a YouTube video on his official YouTube channel where he answered a couple of questions about his career. However, his comments involving Russian Muslim fighters and Tim Kennedy went viral for all the wrong reasons.

My favorite thing about Tim Kennedy is he's like as American as apple pie. so we're at Jackson's and any of the Russian Muslim fighters would come in, oh Timmy would take it upon himself to just take down smother and absolutely destroy these dudes…He would just annihilate and I loved it.
Donald Cerrone via his YouTube channel 

Tim Kennedy was one of the most popular fighters who had a background in the military. Kennedy is well respected for his achievements in the military, reaching up to the level of Master Sergeant and also being awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the US government. 

Both Cerrone and Kennedy trained with each other at the JacksonWink MMA Academy, a mixed martial arts gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was where according to the Hall of Famer, Kennedy would fight Russian Muslim fighters. 

Fight fans react to Donald Cerrone’s latest revelations regarding him and Tim Kennedy 

Tim Kennedy used to fight in the StrikeForce before joining UFC. On the other hand, Cerrone fought most of his bouts in the UFC before retirement in 2022. He was also inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame for his contribution to the promotion.

Fight fans react to Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy's latest disclosure
Fight fans react to Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy’s latest disclosure (via CBS Sports/MMA Fighting)

As expected Donald Cerrone’s latest claims regarding Russian Muslim fighters didn’t sit well with many fight fans. Here are some reactions from the fans;

Many users directly called Cerrone a racist and Islamophobic in the comments. Others mentioned how the veterans didn’t have a decorated career in the fight business. 

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