UFC Veterans Diego Sanchez and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Set to Fight Each Other on May 8th

Published 03/08/2021, 12:48 AM EST


Donald Cerrone is set to return to the UFC octagon this May. The UFC veteran is set to take on another veteran in Diego Sanchez at an event on May 8th. After his last fight, Sanchez stated that he would like to face a legend for his last fight in the UFC, and it appears that the UFC has obliged.

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Both, ‘The Nightmare’ and ‘Cowboy’ have been in the UFC for over a decade and bring with them a wealth of experience. They have a mind-boggling 68 fights combined. Over the years, both men have become fan favorites in the UFC and are the names on which the promotion was built in its early years. 

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Could this be the last fight for both Donald Cerrone and Diego Sanchez?

Both men are towards the tail end of their careers. Therefore, results of late have not been going in their favor. The UFC President has stated on multiple occasions that he would like to see both ‘Cowboy’ and ‘The Nightmare’ retire. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: (R-L) Diego Sanchez punches Jake Matthews of Australia. In their welterweight bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum. On UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

The fight against Cerrone will most certainly be Sanchez’s last fight in the UFC. However, given Donald’s recent record, it might not come as a surprise if Dana refuses to allow him to fight anymore. 

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In his last five fights, Cerrone has lost four. His most recent fight was a no-contest against Niko Price. Of the four losses, three were stoppages. Therefore, despite him stating that he is not done fighting, there is reason to believe that this might be as good a time as any for ‘Cowboy’ to hang up his boots.

Sanchez, on the other hand, has had much better results. He is 3-2 in his last five fights. ‘The Nightmare’ has had an incredible career in the UFC and has produced some unforgettable moments. His UFC record since his debut is 19 wins and 13 losses. 

Despite the result on May 8th, there is a very strong possibility that this is the last time MMA fans would see both ‘Cowboy’ and ‘The Nightmare’ for the last time in a UFC octagon. What do you make of this booking?

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What is your favorite memory of Diego Sanchez and Donald Cerrone? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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