Cowboy Cerrone Ready for Quick Turnaround Against Whoever Wants to Make Money

April 20, 2014
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Donald CerroneUFC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has said he wants to fight six times this year.

He fought four times in 2013 and has already fought twice in 2014. Fresh off his UFC on FOX 11 first-round submission win over Edson Barboza on Saturday, Cerrone is ready to jump right back in there.

“Anybody that wants to sign the dotted line. I am ready to go. Next week in Baltimore, I’m ready to go. Albuquerque, you name it,” said Cerrone during the UFC Post Fight Show.

When most fighters are asked who they’d like to fight next, they typically provide the standard, “whoever the UFC puts in front of me” response. It’s a hollow and generic answer that a lot of them don’t actually mean. Fights are turned down on a regular basis. But when Cerrone says he’ll fight whomever the UFC puts in front of him, he actually means exactly that.

“Whoever wants to make money,” said Cerrone when asked who he wants to face next.

“I’m going for six (fights this year). So if you want to sign on the dotted line… Is there any hungry fighters out there that say they don’t get paid enough by the UFC? I tell you what, Cowboy’s got the answer. Sign on the line. I don’t care where you’re at on the roster. Let’s go,” added the 31-year-old athlete.

Cerrone’s a Denver native, but trains out of the Jackson-Winkeljohn gym in Albuquerque. On June 7, New Mexico’s most populous city is hosting UFC Fight Night 42. It would be a quick turnaround, but “Cowboy” is going for six. A fight in June would keep him on pace to possibly do it.

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  • I just love watching this guy fight.

    His attitude is great. I’m a fan.

    • shakejunt

      true company man

      • Yeeep

        More like the company’s bitch.

        Mark my words.. watch him lose 3 times in a row he will get fired. That just how the ufc are… As exciting as you are and if you aren’t as “Good” you will get fired.. That why you see most fighters don’t fight with their true potential.. They have to much fear of losing and that why we don’t see many great fights as much anymore.

        • shakejunt

          oh shut up. cowboy hasn’t even lost 2 in a row in his career. Just because he doesn’t call dana a scumbag doesn’t mean he’s their pawn. guy likes to stay active and that’s the way to get on their good side and make some money. not everything has to be a “ufc is evil” theory.

  • taylor2008

    I like Cerrone. One of my favorite fighters. Always brings the fight to his opponents. NEver complains about anything. Too bad I cant see him winning a belt.

  • JR

    He was born in Colorado Springs, not Denver.

  • diazfan209

    “any hungry fighters out there that say they don’t get paid enough by the UFC?” …. I wonder who he’s talking about…..

    Take the fight, Nate!

    • Lucas Freire

      Cerrone must not have good memories from their last fight

  • Mark McDowall

    Cerona freely admits he spends too much money on dumb stuff…but instead of pulling a Diaz and just bitching about how much you make per fight…Cerrone will just fight mote often. Funny how that works isn’t it…

    Take notes Diaz’s…

    • Aimed With “V”

      The thing is, unlike Cowboy, Diaz brothers obviously don’t need money that badly.
      Otherwise, believe me, they would’ve fought.

      • Mark McDowall

        Then why are they bitching about wanting to be paid more???

    • Heathcliff

      Did you miss the one siding beating Diaz laid on your your cowboy! lol