‘Enjoy trafficking women’ – Andrew Tate gets under UFC Hall of Famer’s skin

Controversial social media personality Andrew Tate continues to ruffle feathers. This time, he got under the skin of a UFC Hall of Famer.

By: Milan Ordoñez | 2 months ago

Kickboxer and social media personality Andrew Tate has been ruffling a lot of feathers over the years. Recently, he seemed to have gotten under the skin of UFC Hall of Famer Donald Cerrone

Now, ‘Cowboy’ wants a piece of Tate inside the MMA cage. 

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Andrew Tate’s comments about Cerrone

In a recent podcast appearance, Andrew Tate got wind of supposed comments from Cerrone about his capabilities (or in this case, the lack thereof) in prizefighting. 

He was quick to issue a response, first by running through his professional record. 

“I’d like to think that my record stands for itself. I’ve had 88 fights. I’ve had a bunch of fights. (I’m) a four-time world champion. I fought (under) a bunch of rules, including MMA. 

“And I did my very best, and I won a bunch of titles and made some money and beat a bunch of people. It is what it is.” 

He then directed his attention at Cerrone.

“I’ve heard of him. Didn’t McGregor finish him pretty quick? 

“If he has a problem with me, come to my house. He knows where I am, everyone knows where I am. Until then, I have no problems with anybody. 

“If he thinks I can’t fight, and if he wants to tell it to my face and kick my ass, he’s welcome to try. And I strongly believe he would regret that decision.” 

Tate’s professional MMA record stands at 2-1, with his last fight taking place in 2010. As a kickboxer, online records have him at 76-9, with his last fight taking place in 2020. 

Cerrone fires back at Andrew Tate

From the other end, Cerrone issued a response to Andrew Tate, and he didn’t hold back. 

“Andrew Tate. You got everyone calling and blowing my phone up while I’m out here on vacation, talking about allegations you want to try and fight me. If I come up to you, it’s not a good idea to say to your face. Bro, please,” he said.  

“Back in the day when me and Joe Schilling always watched videos that he wanted to fight you, and you ran like a little girl your entire career, bro… are you kidding me? I’ll knock the shit of you.

“I’m a real fighter. You’re a fake, bullshit wannabe fighter, made up a bunch of world championship belts that you bought off E-bay. Are you kidding me? 

Cerrone went on to question Andrew Tate’s fighting ability, while recognizing some of the latter’s achievements. 

“I love how you have all your followers thinking that you’re something great. Now, you’re a great speaker and a money-maker, and a social media fanatic. I’ll give you that, sure. But can you fight? Nah, man. You a bum.” 

Cerrone calls out Andrew Tate for an MMA fight

Cerrone isn’t known to back down from any challenge, and at 40, he continues to embody the same approach. And he already has a proposal ready. 

“Tell you what, though. Good thing my buddy Dana White owns a massive fighting organization, and they’re doing a Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk fight. Tell you what, you wanna get your social media clout involved? I’ll fight you on that sumbitch. 

“Or, ‘cause you don’t want to see me on the streets, you might as well just make a date, do it then. When you get your sex trafficking bullsh*t under wraps and you get out of jail or get off house arrest or whatever the hell they got you right now, let me know. We can set it up and figure it out. 

“Until then, shut the f—k up, keep my name out of your mouth. Enjoy your cigars and trafficking women.”

What’s going on with Cerrone and Tate right now? 

The latter part of Cerrone’s comments stems from Andrew Tate’s December 2022 arrest in Romania for human trafficking. In June, Andrew and his brother Tristan were both charged, which included rape and forming an organized crime group to sexually exploit women. 

Yet, despite his image, a few prominent UFC fighters and champions continue to attach their name to his and even come to his defense. 

As for Cerrone, he last fought at UFC 276 in 2022 against fellow veteran Jim Miller and lost via submission and retired soon after. He left the sport with a record of 36-17, with 2 NC. 

Cerrone was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame early this month.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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