Donald Cerrone Assesses UFC Vegas 11 Performance
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has taken the time to reflect on his performance at UFC Vegas 11.
This past Saturday, September 19, Cerrone shared the Octagon with Niko Price. The welterweight bruisers went the distance. The bout was scored a majority draw. Cerrone has now gone five straight bouts without a victory.
Following the bout with Price, Cerrone spoke to reporters backstage inside the UFC APEX. “Cowboy” admitted that he wasn’t happy with how things played out (h/t MMAJunkie.com).
“This is the worst performance I’ve ever had, hands down. I’m very upset with myself. I don’t know how else to say it, but I definitely count this as a loss. This is five in a row. And for someone who was out there fighting to keep his job, it wasn’t a very good job.”
Cerrone went on to say that he didn’t have fun fighting Price. He expressed interest in a rematch sometime in 2021. “Cowboy” said he wishes he had the answer to stay in the groove.
UFC President Dana White has expressed his belief that Cerrone should retire. The UFC boss said he plans on having that conversation with “Cowboy” soon. Cerrone has 53 pro MMA bouts.
Cerrone has gone 0-4-1 in his last five outings. In that span, he’s suffered losses against Anthony Pettis, Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, and Tony Ferguson. He was stopped in three of those fights. “Cowboy” hasn’t won a bout since May 4, 2019, when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta. At the time, Cerrone had snagged his third win in a row.