It’s very easy to admit a love for Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
He’s hardly – if ever – in a boring fight.
He accepts any bout, against any opponent, almost anywhere.
So come Saturday morning, MMA fans around the U.S. will rise early, dial up UFC Fight Pass and catch Cerrone headlining yet another card. This time, he faces Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132 from Singapore.
For the 35-year-old Cerrone, a victory would place him atop the UFC’s list for wins, breaking a tie he currently shares with both Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping.
If he’s somehow able to finish Edwards, he’ll also top that list with 15 career stoppage wins inside the Octagon.
Cerrone is a pro’s pro in a time when the UFC is forced to cut fighters who decline bouts.
Before signing with the promotion, Cerrone won 18 fight-night bonuses in the WEC. Since his move to the “big leagues,” he’s added 13 more such bonuses and became the first fighter to win all four (Fight, Knockout, Performance and Submission).
His six fights in a 12-month span is tied with Sam Alvey for the most.
He has 17 UFC knockdowns, second-most, and is eighth on the list of all-time significant strikes landed with well over 1,100.
After winning four consecutive fights in 2016, Cerrone hit a rough patch, falling to Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till. He snapped the first-ever three-fight losing streak of his career in February, stopping Yancy Medeiros.
If you need something to do this weekend, make sure you tune in – or even subscribe for free for a period – and watch Donald Cerrone in action. Win, lose or draw, “Cowboy” always brings it.