On January 3rd at UFC 182, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone dominated undefeated up-and-comer Myles Jury and now he has volunteered to fight Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59 on January 18th, filling in for an injured Eddie Alvarez. Just let that sink in for a moment…Cerrone is going to fight Henderson just 15 days after handing Jury his first career loss.

It’s one thing to take a fight on short notice; it’s something entirely different when you take a short notice fight just days after competing. But Cerrone is just a different breed. He doesn’t talk the talk when it comes to fighting; he walks the walk.

There are a lot of fighters out there who like Cerrone are always willing to take a fight on short notice, but few of them would jump at a fight against a top contender who already has beaten them twice. But that didn’t stop Cerrone from diving right back in to the deep end of the pool.

Cerrone’s mindset and willingness to fight anyone anywhere combined with his penchant for being involved in exciting bouts has made him one of the most popular fighters on the UFC roster.

Every time Cerrone steps in the Octagon, fans are sure to see something special as he is a dying breed of fighter. Cerrone is a go big or go home fighter in the mold of guys like BJ Penn and Wanderlei Silva. Cerrone doesn’t play it safe nor does he look to coast once he knows the fight is won; Cerrone pushes forward looking to finish every second of every round.

As MMA continues to grow and evolve. more and more athletes are entering the fight game and the warriors of old are falling by the wayside. Cerrone should be applauded and celebrated for breaking the mold and fighting for the sake of fighting.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.

  • Kyle Pineapple

    Fuck yea Cowboy