UFC bonus machine Donald Cerrone is looking to return to fight in March or April following his recent knockout loss to Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 246.
The fight between Cerrone and McGregor ended in just 40-seconds back in January. This was Cowboy’s 3rd consecutive TKO defeat after losing to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson before that. It’s been a tough few fights for Cerrone, who is easily one of the most popular and active fighters in history of the game. At 36 years old, he appears to be in the twilight of his career after years of being known as a scrapper who was known for his ability to take punishment.
Following his recent knockout loss to McGregor, Cerrone received a medical suspension for 6 months due to nose and orbital fractures. Regardless, it seems that Cowboy is healing up fast, as the Octagon legend is hoping to make a quick turnaround and get back in the Octagon.
“What you thinking Danger?? We should fight in March or April?”
Considering the fact that Cerrone has lost 3 straight fights by TKO, a tune-up fight seems appropriate for Cowboy once he does make his return to the Octagon. In all fairness to Cerrone, his 3 losses came against top competition in McGregor, Gaethje, and Ferguson. In saying that, a 3-fight losing streak is never a good thing, so maybe the UFC will look to book him against a stylistically favorable opponent.
Since Cerrone fought McGregor at Welterweight, he might be looking to stay in the division. At the same time, a return back to Lightweight might be in order. Regardless of what weight class he makes his comeback in, Cerrone will definitely be looking to get his hand raised in his next fight. If he drops another one, fans and the media will be on his case about retirement, but that doesn’t seem to be a word that’s in Cerrone’s vocabulary.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 20th February, 2020.