UFC Hall of Famer Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Says Reaching 50 Fights in the UFC ‘Would Be a Cool Number’

'Cowboy' is happy in retirement, but isn't ruling out one or two more fights inside the Octagon someday

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Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone likes the idea of making it to 50 career fights under the UFC banner.

Though he never climbed to the top of the mountain inside the Octagon, ‘Cowboy’ became a fighter synonymous with the sport thanks to his balls-to-the-wall style of scrapping that made his fights can’t-miss moments. On Thursday night, Cerrone was immortalized for his contributions to mixed martial arts by being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Cerrone joined fellow 2023 inductees including Jose Aldo, Anderson Silva, and Jens Pulver for a night filled with emotion and celebration.

Before the ceremony, Cerrone spoke with members of the media and looked back on a career that spanned nearly two decades. Asked whether or not he has contemplated a comeback just over a year into retirement, ‘Cowboy’ was fairly adamant that he’s happy where he is now, but does like the sound of reaching 50 fights inside the Octagon.

“I have two fights left, and to have 50 would be cool. 50 would be a cool number,” Cerrone said. “Not saying it’s happening. Not saying I’m itching for it to happen, but maybe one day it will. But right now, all the good sh*t after the non-USADA approved sh*t…

“I feel like I’m f*cking 21 again. You know what I’m saying? I’m telling you, guys. Any of you fighters when you’re done, go ahead and get on the TRT and put your wife in a bind because that’s going to be like an 18-year-old boy again.”

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Went Toe-to-Toe with Some of the Biggest Names in the History of the Sport

Currently, Donald Cerrone has 38 official fights with the UFC and another 10 as part of the WEC, a promotion owned by and eventually absorbed into the UFC in 2010. 

‘Cowboy’ certainly leaves the door open for a potential return to MMA in the future, but for now, it looks like the seven-time Performance of the Night winner is happy to be home with his wife. 

Over the course of his 18-year-long career, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone shared the cage with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Benson Hender, Charles Oliveira, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez, Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler, Leon Edwards, Justin Gaethje, and Conor McGregor. Cerrone finishes his career at 29-17 with two no contests between WEC and the UFC, 36-17 overall. He is currently tied with former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski for the most wins in UFC history. 

Published on July 7, 2023 at 2:01 pm
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