UFC: Cowboy Cerrone set to make history

Published April 28, 2018, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Cowboy Cerrone (photo by Yin Quintin )
Cowboy Cerrone (photo by Yin Quintin )

By Rafael Bandayrel

UFC star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is in the cusp of making history should he come out victorious against Britain’s Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC Fight Night 132 set for June 23 in Singapore.

Cerrone (33-10-1 NC) currently boasts 20 wins inside the Octagon, tied with former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion George St-Pierre in the top spot. A win against the “arrogant up-and-comer” will cement Cowboy as the lone record holder in the promotion.

Known as the UFC’s “busiest fighter” Cerrone revealed that his mindset is to “just keep on fighting” and his accomplishments came along the way as a result.

“I just want [the fans] to know that if Cowboy’s fighting, we’re watching. That son of a b-tch throws down,” said Cerrone on how he wants to be remembered.

Cerrone is one of the familiar fixtures in the Octagon as he has the reputation of never turning down a fight. “I’m just going out there for the win,” Cerrone said. “The worst thing that can happen to you is you get your ass whooped,” he quipped.

Before heading to Singapore, Filipino fight fans will get a chance to see Cowboy in action as he takes the stage for an open workout today, at the SM Megamall Event Center.

Joining Cerrone is Filipino UFC fighter Jenel Lausa, who will be fighting in the undercard of Fight Night 132.

Last year has not been kind to Cowboy, having suffered three consecutive defeats against Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler, and Darren Till.

But 2018 is off to a positive start for Cerrone as he bounced back with a first round technical knockout (TKO) victory against Yancy Medeiros last February.

Cerrone revealed that winning UFC gold is still one of his goals at this stage of his career. “I just love fighting man. I don’t eat, sleep, and breathe the title but that would be my end goal when I’m done one day. That would be the last nail in the coffin,” the 35-year-old said.

“But now, I’m just enjoying my world and fighting and having a good time.”