Cerrone Talks Pre-Fight Emotions
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, one of the most popular fighters on the UFC’s roster, has experienced many ups and downs in his career. From his quick turnarounds to his failed title shots, from highlight-reel finishes to his current three-fight losing streak, Cerrone has experienced a lot in his professional MMA career.
As reported by MMA Junkie, Cerrone, however, considers nothing different every time he’s about to enter the Octagon, riled up by the plenty of fans who cheer as he enters the arena.
“I love fighting. It’s the scariest, most intense, fun feeling. I couldn’t even explain it to you,” Cerrone said. “From right now, [I] can’t sleep at night, eating’s hard, make the weight, half the battle’s over. Fight day, [expletive]. All your friends are like, ‘You’re going to kill him!’ Uh, no, [expletive]. I’ve got to go in there and fight. It doesn’t just go like that. Scared. Pack your [expletive]. We’re in the arena. All your teammates are fighting. Your coach is there.
It’s crazy. It’s scary. You go throw up in the bathroom – I do anyway. Then you’re standing, and you walk down the hall with [expletive] lights in your face. Now you’re live on TV. You walk down that tunnel, and you’re like, ‘Holy [expletive].’ Six weeks [of training camp], and it’s here, and it’s now.
Cerrone battles Yancy Medeiros in the main event of UFC Austin, which takes place on Feb. 18 from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
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Original Story: MMA Junkie