Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone does not have a UFC title reign in his resume, but he has many records that have helped define his legacy in the sport.
Actually, it is a pretty striking list of achievements that you will find when investigating everything the 36-year veteran has done during his 13-year career.
On January 18, Donald Cerrone will step on the 34th octagon when he faces former two-division champion Conor McGregor at UFC 246 from Las Vegas. The fight is widely regarded as the start of McGregor’s return tour, with his last UFC victory in 2016, after participating in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather and then falling to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
The talk surrounding McGregor in this poster is that he plans to fight at least three times in 2020. He wants to regain the lightweight title of Nurmagomedov and UFC President Dana White said the Irish superstar is serious about tackling a welterweight challenge as well with a possible showdown against Jorge Masvidal that is also coming for the future.
Before he can get to that, McGregor first has to beat Donald Cerrone in UFC 246.
As much as he doesn’t seem to care that practically all of the sport is acting as if the result is already an inevitable conclusion, Donald Cerrone knows that it is a much more difficult confrontation for McGregor than anyone could recognize.
“ Do I feel like a better mixed martial artist? Absolutely. I feel like I’ve been in the trenches. I’ve been in the big fights. I have traveled this path many, many times ».
“ This is my MMA 51 fight coming out of that tunnel. I have literally done it more than anyone.
“I did not care. They called and said that Conor wants to fight you at 170. I said yes, let’s do it. It was not a beat more than that.
We will both have a healthy and fat camp. What about that? We don’t have to worry about fighting the diet and all that shit. We can only become what we want, train hard and be healthy and I’m excited. In general, to get the best Conor, the best “Cowboy,” this is the only way to do it.”