What Does Dana White Think About Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price?
Just how crucial is Donald Cerrone’s bout at UFC Vegas 11?
Cerrone is set to do battle with Niko Price in the co-main event of the upcoming UFC card this Saturday, September 19. “Cowboy” hasn’t won a bout since May 4, 2019. Cerrone now finds himself in a four-fight skid. In that span, “Cowboy” has suffered losses to Anthony Pettis, Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, and Tony Ferguson.
Appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter, White laid out just how important Cerrone’s bout with Price is (h/t BJPenn.com).
“Yeah, I would say everything is on the line for ‘Cowboy,’ you know? Listen, in professional sports, the day starts to come when, you know, all of our heroes start to get old and Cowboy Cerrone is getting there. So Saturday night’s a big night for him. He needs a win. He needs a win badly.”
Cerrone is a 52-fight veteran. He has been revered by fight fans for having exciting bouts and quick turnarounds. Still, it all adds up. “Cowboy” has taken a substantial amount of punishment throughout the years and while he’s still competitive, he certainly won’t retire unscathed.
Price has built a reputation for being an exciting fighter as well. He’s coming off a TKO loss to Vicente Luque. Price has gone 2-3 in his last five outings and is hoping to get back on track by securing the biggest win of his pro MMA career.
UFC Vegas 11 will be headlined by a welterweight grudge match. Former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley will collide with former interim titleholder Colby Covington.