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“I’m not leaving like this” – Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone after losing at UFC Vegas 26

Donald Cerrone after losing to Alex Morono at UFC Vegas 26, he is not ready to announce his retirement from sports. The “cowboy” believes his performance at last UFC show does not reflect how he feels as an MMA fighter.

An extremely experienced American, who has many great wins in the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” octagon, has not won the duel since May 2019, when he defeated Al Iaquinta. In an interview with journalists after the fight against Morono at UFC Vegas 26, the fighter spoke about the loss to “The Great White” and his future.

I’m sure there will be a lot of talk now that I should retire from my sport. This, however, is not my thinking. I have to think of something. I feel that I started this duel really hard. Who knows? Maybe I’ll watch the fight and see what happened. I’m in a good mood. I will go home, see my sons, spend time with my family. Shit night at the office, but I hope the UFC won’t send me anywhere and see me in the octagon again.

In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Cerrone said he was fine and healthy.

I don’t know what is the answer to the question “is it time?” I do not know. I don’t feel like that. All I know is that I feel different than the way it is in an MMA cage. It’s dick. Who knows? I want to go back to the lightweight category. No excuses, this kid walked in and was ready to fight. I don’t want to leave this way. There is no option for me to end my career this way. I can’t end my adventure this way.

The legendary “Cowboy” (36-16, 2 NC MMA) has faced rivals such as Matt Brown, Conor McGregor, Benson Henderson, Eddie Alvarez, Darren Till, Robbie Lawler and Anthony Pettis in his career. The fighter holds the UFC record in terms of wins in the octagon (23) or awarded bonuses after the gala (18). As many as 27 out of 36 victories in his career he won, ending his rivals ahead of time. In the past he was in the lightweight category and it looks like he will want to continue his career in the MMA cage there.

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