‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone is one of the top fighters to enter a Mixed Martial Arts
Octagon. Currently signed to UFC, Donald Cerrone competes in the UFC Lightweight Division.
Early Life and Debut:
Early in his life, ‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone was diagnosed with Attention Deficit
Disorder, but did not get treated, and would often get into fights. In his early days he
learnt bull riding, and got into it professionally. At 20, he trained in kickboxing and
Muay Thai, with the help of which he took part in competitions.
He trained for his journey into MMA at Freedom Fighters gym, with the likes of Jon
Jones, Rashad Evans, GSP, among others.
Run in UFC:
In UFC ‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone fought at Lightweight for a large part of his career.
With 19 fights in the UFC, he only had 4 losses even challenging and failing to win
the UFC Lightweight title. Then he made the jump to Welterweight. While his
Welterweight run began well, it did not last, quickly racking up another 4 losses.
In his last fight against Alexander Hernandez, he won his fight, and made his return
to Lightweight once again.
Donald Cerrone currently holds the records for the most wins in the UFC history with
22, as well as the most finishes in the history of the company with 16 to his name.
He currently is also the joint holder for the fighter with most fights for the Octagon.
He holds that record with Jim Miller, another veteran of the UFC.