In March of 1983, in Denver, Colorado, Don Cerrone was born. He participated in the lightweight division from 2006-2015 and the welterweight division from 2016-2018. In 2019, he finally returned to welterweight competition with a match against Conor McGregor.
Cerrone’s career began with him as a kickboxing champion. As early as February of 2006, he shocked the MMA world by defeating Nate Mohr. In January of 2009, he was 9-0 when he challenged Jamie Varner for the WEC Lightweight Championship. Cerrone made history in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in February 2011 when he defeated Paul Kelly in the main event. In the UFC, he has won Fight of the Night honours on three occasions, Knockout of the Night honours on three occasions, Performance of the Night honours on four occasions, and Submission of the Night honours on two occasions. With his June 2016 victory over Patrick Cote, Cerrone’s record jumped to 30-7.
In January of 2020, Donald Cerrone was assured a minimum of $2 million from the UFC 246 fight between Conor McGregor and himself. Going into the fight, he had made just over $6 million in his career.
Donald Cerrone’s Net Worth
|Date of Birth:
|Mar 29, 1983 (39 years old)
|Place of Birth:
|Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Donald Cerrone net wealth and career earnings: American MMA fighter and former kickboxer Donald Cerrone is worth $9 million. Donald, whose nickname is “Cowboy,” is a former UFC lightweight fighter who was once ranked in the top five in the world. He has been considered the busiest fighter in the UFC. Since 2013, he has fought in at least four bouts annually.
Donald Cerrone Early Life
Born on March 29, 1983, in Cerrone, Donald Anthony Cerrone was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at a young age but never sought help for it. As a child, he had a reputation for being difficult to deal with. Because he was often getting into fights on the street, his parents sent him to live with his paternal grandmother when he was 16 years old. If he got into another fight, her grandmother would post bail for him.
As soon as Cerrone finished high school at Air Academy, he began his professional bull riding career. When Cerrone was 20, he started training in kickboxing and eventually switched to Muay Thai. Afterwards, Cerrone continued his pursuit of an MMA career.
Donald Cerrone Professional Career
On February 11, 2006, at Ring of Fire 21: Full Blast, Cerrone made his mixed martial arts debut. He faced Nate Mohr and won by submission right away. He subsequently won six consecutive fights before losing to Kenneth Alexander in a no-contest. After beating Danny Castillo and Rob McCullough in a row, Cerrone finally tasted defeat and dropped to 1-2 in the WEC.
Cerrone moved to the UFC with a 13-3 record. He made his UFC debut on February 5, 2011, at UFC 126. To defeat Paul Kelly, he forced him to submit. The result was a three-fight winning streak. On December 30, 2011, Nate Diaz made UFC history by defeating Cerrone for the first time.
After suffering his first career knockout loss to Anthony Pettis, Cerrone won his next two bouts. Following a loss to Rafael dos Anjos in August 2013, Cerrone embarked on an 8-bout winning streak until losing to RDA in a lightweight title battle. Another amazing winning run followed. Cerrone was stopped this time by Jorge Masvidal. Cerrone has not won a single match since May of this year. He has a five-fight losing streak. Cowboy’s mixed martial arts record is 36 wins, 16 losses, and 2 draws.
Donald Cerrone Personal Life
Cerrone is the father of Dacson Danger Cerrone and Riot River Cerrone, whom he had with his wife Lindsay. Cerrone has reduced the cost of his training camps by hosting his instructors, including Brandon Gibson and Jafari, as well as his training partners, including Lando Vannata and John Dodson, at his estate in Edgewood, New Mexico since 2014.
Donald Cerrone lives with his fiancée Lindsay, They have four year old son who was born on June 29, 2018.On September 11, 2020, the couple welcomed their second son, Riot River Cerrone.
Every time we look back at Donald Cerrone's career, we're going to celebrate one of the greatest legacies in MMA history.
It didn't matter who it was, he never shied away from a challenge.
Thank you for all the years of entertainment.
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— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) July 3, 2022
Donald Cerrone’s wealth is projected to reach $9 million by the year 2022. With a total of $200,000 earned in his last five fights, Cerrone is widely considered one of the UFC’s most financially successful fighters. With a career earnings of $72.91 million, Cerrone is one of the top paid fighters in the UFC’s Welterweight division. His tremendous net worth is attributable to his extraordinarily long and successful UFC career, as well as a range of endorsements.