Donald Cerrone


Injury Eye
Est. Return 9/1/2019
Gets medical suspension
June 17, 2019
The UFC handed Cerrone an indefinite medical suspension Monday after he sustained a badly damaged eye in his second-round TKO loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 238 on June 8, Steven Marrocco of reports.
Though Cerrone relayed after the loss that he avoided a fractured orbital and was already preparing for his next fight, the medical suspension will put those plans on hold. Cerrone won't be cleared until he submits a MRI of his head and receives a clean CT scan for his facial bones.
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Refutes reports of injury
June 11, 2019
Cerrone used his personal Instagram account to make clear that he did not suffer a fractured orbital bone in his UFC 238 loss to Tony Ferguson.
To be precise, Cerrone's post stated that "Only air was in my eye. No broken bones nor cracked or broken orbital." With the injury scare possibly out of the way, Cerrone is now eager to be booked for his next fight. "Cowboy" has state his desire for a rematch against Ferguson, but it appears unlikely the UFC goes in that direction. Ferguson officially outlanded Cerrone 104-to-68 in the fight, and now likely wants to wait for his shot at the 155-pound title.
Outlanded by Ferguson in FOTN performance
June 8, 2019
Cerrone lost to Tony Ferguson via TKO (punches) at 5:00 of Round 2 at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
Cerrone took this fight shortly after his victory over Al Iaquinta. He always likes to stay active, but this was a tough turnaround against Ferguson. He started the fight with high volume and a steady jab. However, Ferguson would not stay away from him. He continued to come forward with volume. Towards the end of the first round, Ferguson began to take over. That continued in the second round. Following the second round, the swelling on Cerrone's eye became too much and the doctor stopped the fight. Cerrone will still be a player in the UFC's lightweight division once he recovers from a possible fractured orbital and/or nose. In the meantime, he'll take home an extra $50,000 for his efforts, marking his 18th post-fight bonus in the UFC (and extending his own company record).
Slated for UFC 238
May 10, 2019
Cerrone will fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 238, in Chicago on June 8, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Cerrone joins an already loaded card as the veteran fighter looks to build off of his main event win over Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night in Ottawa last Saturday. It didn't take long for him to find another match, as he'll be back in the octagon just over a month after his most recent fight. Ferguson was awaiting medical clearance to make his return for his first fight since last October.
Beats Al Iaquinta in main event
May 4, 2019
Cerrone defeated Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Ottawa.
Cowboy's resurgent run continues. It took him the better part of two rounds to find his range on Saturday, but once he did, Iaquinta was done. Cerrone landed plenty of his trademark kicks and when those weren't landing, he simply punched Iaquinta in the face. It was a trademark offensive performance from Cerrone. Al is a quality striker and Cowboy beat him to the punch during virtually every striking exchange between the two. Cowboy is now 36 years old and has won three fights in a row. He could conceivably be just one or two victories away from a shot at UFC gold. Given his age and pedigree, the company has to be aggressive with him moving forward.
Scheduled for UFC Ottawa
March 20, 2019
Cerrone is scheduled to fight Al Iaquinta in a lightweight matchup at UFC Ottawa on May 4, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Cerrone, who's undefeated in Canada (3-0), is coming off a commanding victory over Alexander Hamilton in January and will evidently continue to compete at the lightweight division this spring, despite the difficult weight cut. He'll draw an opponent in Iaquinta that is fresh off a dominant victory over Kevin Lee via unanimous decision. The pair of veterans have nearly identical striking numbers of the course of their respective careers, and while Cerrone is the older fighter, he'll enter with both height and reach advantages. Iaquinta is likely the superior pure boxer, but Cerrone will look to neutralize that with a steady dose of leg kicks.