Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is happy in his retirement with no intentions to return to fighting.
There has been a growing trend with athletes at the very highest of their sports. We have more often in the past couple of years seen athletes retire for one or more years and then decide to return to their sport. In mixed martial arts that trend is growing exponentially. Most recently Henry Cejudo returned from a three-year absence, and Jon Jones was away from the sport for a while, although not actually retired. We are also seeing fighters retiring from MMA and moving to other sports such as boxing. That does not seem to be the case with Donald Cerrone.
Cerrone retired from the UFC in July 2022 at UFC 276. The announcement came following his loss to Jim Miller by guillotine choke. The loss was his sixth in a row and it was time for “Cowboy” to hang his gloves up. Since making the decision he has no inkling of a return. Damon Martin of MMA Fighting received news of this on Thursday.
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone remains retired with no plans to fight again — per sources close to him. His name has popped up lately so I asked around and it seems he's happy in retirement.
Cowboy is focused on acting and race car driving these days and good for him!
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) May 11, 2023