Former UFC lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone has set out some pretty distinct plans as he heads off into the sunset following his retirement from UFC 276 – which includes continued attendance at promotional events and pleasures.
Cerrone, who challenged for the undisputed spoils of the UFC lightweight championship in 2015, to some surprise, ended his professional mixed martial arts career after a loss at UFC 276 to his two-time opponent , Jim Miller, Saturday.
Boasting a 17-year professional career, Cerrone, who replaced Bobby Green on just a week’s notice, suffered a second-round guillotine loss to Miller – which he already won by knockout, before decide to take off his gloves and his cowboy. hat, putting them in the Octagon after “Sin City” lost.
“Thank you, Las Vegas,” Donald Cerrone said during his post-fight interview with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan. “I’m glad my boys are here. Here they are now. I don’t love him anymore, Joe. It’s hard for me to get up (for fights), and this is the longest camp I’ve had in a long time. I’m not complaining to anyone, but I don’t like it anymore.
“I’m gonna be a movie star, baby. It’s time to bow out. I need to know when. It was the perfect event, man – a sold-out crowd in Las Vegas, talking to you. I have my boys. It was one hell of a career, man. I hope one day I will be in the Hall of Fame. Thank you very much, UFC.
Donald Cerrone admits he probably should have retired over 2 years ago
Finishing his pro career with a 36-17(2) record, Cerrone further admitted that he probably should have stopped his run ahead of his 2020 knockout loss to former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor, as well. that a game plan for life withdrawn away from the Octagon.
“I feel good,” said Donald Cerrone assembled media after UFC 276. “It’s like the biggest relief I’ve ever had in my life. Like, ‘Ohh, we’re done.’ And that’s not for the next chapter. I’m finally good in my heart saying it’s time to go. The only regret I can express is that I didn’t do it sooner. I will attend many fights. I still like sports, I don’t like fighting for sports anymore.
“Yeah, I’m gonna drink beer up there in the front row and have a belly so big I can’t even see my dick,” Donald Cerrone explained. “That’s what I’m looking for. Take a look at this body, because this will be the last time it looks this way. After that, I turn the corner and never look back.