“Guys Die Young in This Sport”- Donald Cerrone Sends a Message To Niko Price Ahead of UFC Fight Night

Published 09/17/2020, 9:31 AM EDT
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UFC Welterweight Donald Cerrone spoke out to the media at an online scrum ahead of UFC Fight Night. “Cowboy” will face off against the always entertaining 170-pounder in Niko Price in the co-headlining feature on the card. The event is headlined by a grudge match, many years in the making between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.

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The fight card is the final event set to take place in the United States before the promotion returns to Fight Island. The UFC’s move to Abu Dhabi was an overwhelming success the first time around and is expected to deliver once more. Additionally, Fight Island helps the company to provide fights for international fighters and keep the roster active.

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Donald Cerrone: Loud and clear

The former title challenger in Cerrone has made his stance abundantly clear via MMA Junkie. What’s more, Donald has faced some trials in his recent fights and will look to turn over a new page.

“My message to Niko with all this ‘Am I sparring?’ Or ‘Am I ready’ is never underestimate the old man when the guys die young in this sport. I’m still here, I’m still fighting hard, I’m fu*king ready more than ever.”

Furthermore, ‘Cowboy’ touched on the first run-in he had with Price in a way only he could. His candid nature during interviews is a reflection into why Donald Cerrone is beloved by fans.

“I got nothin ill-will to say about Niko. My first time ever meeting him was actually in Florida, we sat next to each other and talked about…I think he said he has 5-6 kids. I said godda*n, you are crazy!”

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The fight itself promises to be an immediate candidate for “Fight of the Night” per the fans and MMA pundits. Both elite fighters have a style that allows for lucid striking exchanges coupled with compelling interactions in the grappling department. Additionally, “Cowboy” will be keen to get back on track of a 4-fight skid and re-enter the winner’s circle. Despite the adversity he’s face as of late, the grizzly veteran will be ready to overcome any curve balls thrown his way.

Also Watch- Top Finishes: Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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