To say that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is an unusual person would be an understatement.

You would have to look long and far to find another man or woman with the athletic ability and borderline addiction to adrenaline that Cerrone possesses.  If he isn’t locked in a cage fighting in the number one mixed martial arts organization in the world, he is taking part in some form of extreme sport that puts the matchmakers at the UFC on edge.

Just this past weekend he picked up his seventh straight victory in the past fourteen months. That amount of activity in any organization is incredible. When you factor in that he is not only in the UFC, but the most talented division in the UFC, the picture of Donald Cerrone’s psyche starts to come into focus.

Though his most recent victory at UFC Fight Night 59 came with a bit of controversy surrounding the decision, he is without a doubt on the shortlist of contenders to challenge for the title. With Rafael Dos Anjos cued up to face Anthony Pettis in March, Cerrone would have to take a bit of a break if he wanted to wait for his shot. Taking time off isn’t really his style, but after so many fights within such a short period it seemed like the best option.

Following his defeat of Benson Henderson, Cerrone told MMAJunkie.com, “…he would like to take a breather before returning-against top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.”

In a nutshell, Cerrone can be fast tracked to a rematch with current champ Anthony Pettis, but instead he wants to face what many consider to be the man that has the tools to defeat the champ.

He doesn’t want hand outs, and he doesn’t want to strategically take fights to help him get to the title. He wants to be the best and beat the best. These are the attributes that make “Cowboy” such a fan favorite.  These are the attributes of a true fighter.

About The Author

Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.