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UFC News: Donald Cerrone wants to lead a Fighter revolution in the UFC

Adithya Pai
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471   //    12 Nov 2016, 12:15 IST
Cowboying up a union

The citizens of the United States expect great deeds from their newly elected President, Donald Trump. Fan favourite UFC fighter Donald Cerrone, it appears, expects the same from himself. Lately, he has been opening up about his idea to introduce a fighters union and has volunteered to lead the group. 

During the history-making day of US election results, Cerrone, who pledged his support for Trump, said that he and the new president will make ‘America great again’. According to Bloodyelbow.com, the ‘Cowboy’ wants to get the ground work done for the formation of the union as quickly as possible. 

“We gotta do something,” Cerrone said regarding a potential fighters union. “I think a lot of fighters are involved, man. It’s gonna be a revolution.” 

The first person to speak about a union was the former featherweight kingpin, Jose Aldo, who had threatened to leave the UFC and retire due to the perceived ill-treatment by the company. Other fighters such as Mark Hunt, too, have come out and voiced their displeasure against the company. 

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“Led by Cowboy,” Cerrone said. “Trump and Cowboy are making America great again,” 

Cerrone doesn’t seem to possess a framework for the formation of the union yet but intends to turn it into a reality by the end of next year. 

What's interesting to note is that Donald Trump is a good friend of Dana White, so it’s unsure on how the UFC would be taking this issue. Or will Trump extend his support to a fighters union and join Cerrone in making ‘America great again’? As ridiculous as that might sound, only time can answer those questions.


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