Donald Cerrone Has A Message For His Naysayers Ahead Of UFC Vegas 11
Donald Cerrone has sent a clear message to those calling for his retirement.
Cerrone will return to action this Saturday, September 19. He’ll share the Octagon with Niko Price on the main card of UFC Vegas 11. The action will take place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cerrone has lost four bouts in a row. UFC President Dana White has said the bout with Price is an important fight for “Cowboy.” Speaking to reporters during a virtual media scrum, Cerrone had some words for his critics (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“I don’t even want to think of losing and all the things that could happen, because I’ve trained my ass off and I’m ready to rock and roll, but I plan on being here for a long time. I’m going to leave when I’m done. I don’t ever want the walking papers. When Cowboy’s done fighting, I’m going to bend my hat and I’m going to say, ‘Alright boys, I’ve had enough, I’m out.’ I don’t ever want to have them call my manager and release me. That would totally suck.
“But I’m going to keep fighting my ass off. This fight’s for me, man. All the naysayers, the people that say you’ve lost four in a row, you don’t belong, you should be retiring, I don’t give a sh*t. I don’t care if I need to prove anything. I don’t care if I prove something. This one’s just for me.”
Cerrone has been known for his exciting fighting style and his willingness to step inside the Octagon for a quick turnaround. As he enters the 53rd bout of his pro MMA career, many are wondering how much fight “Cowboy” has left in him. He’s hoping to show that he has plenty left in the tank and that he isn’t just hanging on by a thread.