Donald Cerrone will get one last chance to stay under UFC contract. This will be his 38th fight and might also be his last.
UFC President Dana White told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that Cerrone will be allowed to fulfil a plan to drop down to 155 pounds after his fifth loss in his past six tries at UFC Vegas 26.
Cerrone was initially scheduled to battle Diego Sanchez. However, Sanchez was released from the UFC following which he was replaced by Alex Morono. Cerrone was defeated by Morono at UFC Vegas 26 co-main event. This was his fifth loss.
White appreciated Cerrone’s willingness to take a short-notice bout in a weight class he didn’t originally intend on competing in.
“Cowboy, again, steps up, Diego falls out of the fight, [and] he steps up and takes a last-minute replacement, co-main event,” White said. “He accepted the Diego fight because they both said they would fight at 170 [pounds].
“He wants to move down to 155, and I’m going to let him do that.”
Dana White says this could be Cerrone’s final chance
Dana White also confirmed that this would be Cerrone’s final chance to win in the octagon.
However, Cerrone brushed off questions of retirement after his defeat at the hands of Morono.
He said, “Absolutely not [my last fight].No way. I’ll never go out like this. I will, 100 percent I’ll know [it’s the last fight] and I’ll come in, and sh*t, hopefully I go in whipping ass right off. There’s no way I’d end like this. I couldn’t let my legacy end like this.”
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