NEW YORK – Lando Vannata left his longtime home at Jackson Wink MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., ahead of his fight against Matt Frevola on Saturday at UFC 230.
Jackson Wink MMA has been in the news in recent months after one of the primary faces of the gym over the past several years, Donald Cerrone, announced he was leaving the team and took some major parting shots at its infrastructure and part-owner Mike Winkeljohn on the way out of the door.
Some fighters from the team have come out and pushed back at Cerrone’s commentsbut Vannata (9-3-1 MMA, 1-3-1 UFC) isn’t necessarily one of them. In fact, he moved on from the team around the same time Cerrone left, as well, and said it was something that simply had to be done.
“It was around the same…