Donald Cerrone said he met with UFC President Dana White during the weekend of UFC 206, and White was okay with Cerrone's involvement in the MMAAA.
The 33-year-old informally met with White and said that both sides were content after the meeting.
“It went very good. It wasn’t a lunch, he just pulled me aside after the media scrum,” Cerrone said. “We talked for about 15-20 mins. He’s a happy man, and I’m a happy man.”
Cerrone is one of board members of the MMAAA, which includes Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, T.J. Dillashaw, Tim Kennedy and more. Cerrone said White was disappointed he was not made aware that Cerrone would be joining the association, but isn't outright angry at him.
"We were just talking about what I wanted, like what I discussed with (the media), and what he expected out of me," Cerrone said. "It went very well. (He was) 1000% receptive, definitely. We were always in a good place. It’s like when you get in trouble with your dad and they don’t ground you, but just tell you how disappointed they are — which is even worse. It’s kinda what he did to me. It was kind of like a slap in his face. I should’ve let him know what I was going to get involved with. It is what it is, but we’re on the up and up now.”
Cerrone defeated Matt Brown with a head kick knockout at UFC 206 on December 11. It was Cerrone's 4th straight win after Cerrone unsuccessfully challenged for the UFC lightweight title last year.
Credit to BloodyElbow.com for the quotes.