Donald Cerrone Hints Early Return Following Devastating Loss to Conor McGregor

Published 02/20/2020, 8:29 AM EST


Donald Cerrone is one of the most active fighters in the UFC roster at present. He last fought at UFC 246 against Conor McGregor.

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The fight wasn’t really one of Cerrone’s better performances. McGregor wound up the fight within 40 seconds of the first round. He knocked down “Cowboy” Cerrone and entered a vicious ground and pound to win the fight by TKO. The fight was McGregor’s first after a long time and maybe that is what provided him the extra edge over Cerrone.

January 18, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor McGregor moves in for a knee hit against Donald Cerrone during UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Still, Cerrone’s most recent fights have not been entirely impressive. He has consecutively lost his last three battles. Even though they were against formidable opponents like Tony Ferguson, McGregor and Justin Gaethje, a stretch of losses is always a bearer of negativity and demotivation.

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Is Donald Cerrone returning to the Octagon?

Donald Cerrone is under suspension for six months owing to the nose and orbital injuries he received post-UFC 246. Yet, in his recent Instagram post, Cerrone hinted at an early return.

Look like The Cowboy is healing sooner than expected. In the post, Donald Cerrone can be seen looking at his son, Danger. The caption reads, “What you thinking Danger?? We should fight in March or April?”

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The 36-year-old seems eager to get back to fighting as soon as possible. This is much expected from a personality who has been one of the most active presences inside the octagon. But his next fight can turn out to be an extremely crucial point of his career.

Cerrone requires to break the streak of losses he’s currently in, as the competition keeps getting tougher by the minute. He is one of the most experienced fighters currently active and needs to ensure that his next fight does not ignite retirement calls from the UFC Universe.

Thus, Cerrone needs to be extremely careful about whom and when he fights next. An impatient move might cause his career to spiral downwards to an ultimate dead end. Nevertheless, a win after an early recovery might gain him some extra credit and put him back on track.  What do you think Cerrone’s next move should be?

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