Just recently UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks got to spend a day at the track with some of NASCAR’s best, and even took a few laps around the course in a car.
But now one of NASCAR’s stars will be making the move into MMA…sort of.
Kevin Harvick, who races on the NASCAR circuit in his No. 29 Chevrolet, will actually be in the corner of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone next week when he fights at UFC on Fuel 3 in Virginia.
Cerrone’s management team at VFD Sports secured a long-term deal with Harvick, whose Twitter and Facebook handles will also be featured on the fighter’s banner during his fight with Jeremy Stephens on May 15.
“I’m pumped to have Kevin as my sponsor and part of my fight team,” Cerrone said. “We are big fans of each other. I love going to his races and am honored that he will be helping me in my fight.”
Harvick will escort Cerrone to the cage during his fight next Tuesday as well as assist as an official corner man for the New Mexico based lightweight.
Cerrone and Harvick will also support one another in other ventures and the UFC lightweight will attend races with the driver in the future as well.
Cerrone faces Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event of the upcoming UFC on Fuel TV 3 show next Tuesday from Fairfax, VA.