Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Moving Back Down To Lightweight
Donald Cerrone isn’t hanging up his gloves just yet.
Cerrone is a seasoned veteran known for his exciting fighting style. At the age of 37, some have been calling for “Cowboy” to retire. That isn’t something Cerrone is interested in at the moment.
Taking to his YouTube channel, Cerrone revealed that he will return to the Octagon as a lightweight (h/t The Mac Life).
“Everyone talking about I should slow down or I should stop. I want to retire when I want to retire. I don’t care what everyone else will say. Realistically I probably got a couple of years left, and that’s probably four or five fights left in me. Who knows. I’m gonna go back to ’55 and make a run. Let’s go. It’s brutal, man, it’s hard. It’s tough. It’s a lot of dedication, it’s a lot of teamwork. If I’m gonna do it and make a run, I’m gonna give it my all. I don’t want to half-ass it. I want to bunker down. … It would suck to remember the last bits of my fight career when I’m old and I’m like, ‘Man, I should have gave it a try. I should have ridden the wave and [not] slacked the last part of my career and regretted it. Just tighten it up, rock it, do it. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work but at least I tried.”
UFC President Dana White previously said he’d be having a talk with Cerrone about his fighting future. After “Cowboy” fought Niko Price to a majority draw, White said he didn’t expect Cerrone to commit to retirement.
Cerrone has gone winless in his last five bouts. In that span, he has gone 0-4-1. “Cowboy’s” last victory was back in May 2019 at UFC Ottawa. He earned a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta.