There is no doubt that Donald Cerrone is one of the fierce fighter to step in the ring of UFC and MMA. Cerrone has had a tough time as he lost a fight in 2017 which is his first out of his five matches. Although he has four wins out of his five matches, former Welterweight champion has not been in the ring on a regular basis.
Donald Cerrone has lost his recent fight in 2017. So is he going for the belt? Is he recovering well after his fight?
Caption: Donald Cerrone's all knockouts in UFC.
Going for gold in 2017!
Donald Cerrone has said that he wants 2017 to be one of the defining years of his long and celebrated career. Before this year goes by, “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone said that he wants to hold the UFC welterweight belt.
When it comes to UFC welterweight title talk, Cerrone has not been expressive about going for gold. Previously in 2015, He went on to lose the fight for the lightweight belt in a TKO loss against then-champ Rafael dos Anjos.
Cerrone fight record is 32-7 in MMA and 19-5 in UFC had said that his recent outlook had recently evolved before his next fight against Masvidal in UFC on FOX 23 co-main event at Pepsi Center in Denver, and was one of the main card, including Cerrone vs. Masvidal. Cerrone said:
“I’m going to go whip Masvidal’s ass, call out one of these top contenders or call out (welterweight champion Tyron) Woodley, and say, ‘Let’s dance, baby, I’m going to go get this belt in 2017. I’m coming. It’s mine. We’re just getting warmed up.”
Cerrone who was No. 7 ranked in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie and MMA welterweight rankings, said;
“The title probably means more to my team than it does to me. I used to think, ‘I’m here to fight.’ I didn’t have the same mentality that I do now. I feel a little more mature in the game, a little different.”
Caption: Highlights of the fight between Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal in UFC.
Masvidal whose record stand 32-11 in MMA and 9-4 in UFC connected with a heavy shot in the fight and the shot dropped Cerrone in the closing seconds of Round 1 at Denver’s Pepsi Center. Moreover, Masvidal followed with venomous strikes on the ground, and UFC referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight.
The horn from the officials sounded a split second after the veteran official Dean’s intervention. Although it seemed like Herb Dean changed his mind on the stoppage of the fight during the confusing moments. Seeking the opportunity, Masvidal went on to finish the job early in the second round as he landed another knockdown before ending the fight with a flurry of punches.
Horrendous eye injury!
A horrific eye injury had earlier hit the welterweight and lightweight contender against his UFC 205 fight with Kelvin Gastelum, and it was called off after his opponent missed weight.
Gastelum’s weight exceeds the welterweight limit that the bout could not legally happen in the ring and Cerrone has claimed that he almost lost his right eye. He said on his Instagram video:
‘Before the media put out what happened, I just want to let you know I am still fighting in Toronto on December 10. After hours on the table the doctors were able to save my eye.’
After recovering from his eye injury, he has moved on and looked well in his fight against Kelvin Gastelum. That accident didn’t hamper his fight against Kevin although he did lose that fight. Being an American professional mixed martial fighter as well as former professional kickboxer he has a net worth of $5 million.#Kelvin Gastelum #American professional mixed martial artist #American professional former professional kickboxer