Cowboy Cerrone continues down the path of destroying his legacy

Cerrone was always a crowd favorite because of his pleasant demeanor, varied fighting style, and relatively good win / loss ratio. Unfortunately, like a lot of the old timers from UFC he has moved on to other things where his great reputation as a legendary fighter is slowly but surely being reduced to obscurity.


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Fury is a relatively unknown upstart in the MMA industry where the only path to victory is to submit your opponent. If that sounds boring you are probably not far off the mark because it is my least favorite part of UFC events and part of the reason why UFC was so boring in its early years when grapplers would lock up a stronger opponent on the ground for half an hour heel-kicking them in the kidneys until the fight was over and they won on point only to stand up to be cheered on by a crowd that was half the size that it was at the start because fans got bored and thought that beating traffic would be more interesting that watching this garbage.


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I'm not even that clear on the rules of Fury but given the lack of gloves I would presume that this means that there is no striking involved. Great! Let's take the best part of the sport out of it and throw that out the window! The fans will love it!

Cerrone still has a relatively bankable name but I wouldn't count on that lasting for much longer because he was defeated with 3 minutes remaining. Basically the major idea of this sport would probably be to not give up your back but of course, Cowboy did exactly that.

I felt as though Cowboy was a decent draw in UFC but after his embarrassing loss to McGregor he kind of dropped in value a LOT. He was dispatched entirely too easily and it appeared to the audience that he was merely in this for the big paycheck that comes along with anyone that faces Conor.

He then went on to lose again in May to Alex Morono, who isn't really even a household name. It was after this TKO loss that Dana White didn't mince words and said that Cerrone would be released if he loses his next fight. Perhaps this is why he is branching out and trying to find new and inventive ways to lose in other sports.

At the moment he hasn't won in the UFC since May of 2019 and it's starting to get a bit sad. I have my suspicions that Dana White uses men like Cerrone as a stepping stone for up and comers and based on his fights after Conor, I don't think my assumption is wrong. I don't like this about White, he takes guys that are beyond their prime and then uses them up until he can't anymore and then he sends them packing.

Just think about it ok? How many people in the UFC have actually retired with grace as opposed to those that went out on a high note?

I would imagine it is only a matter of time before we see Donald fighting one of the Paul brothers or even worse getting into bare-knuckle boxing where someone will kill him. According to celebritynetworth he has a stockpile of 9 million dollars. If I were him, I would find a way to retire with grace and just enjoy that moolah rather than continue down this path of destroying what he has spent around 2 decades building.

What do you think?



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like a lot of the old timers from UFC he has moved on to other things where his great reputation as a legendary fighter is slowly but surely being reduced to obscurity.

It happens in every sport and I guess some guys don't know when to hang up the gloves, boots etc.... I suppose it easier for some if they are super rich already and can easily go out at the top of their game. Maybe not so easy for the majority of the UFC guys, as I suppose only a small percentage below 5% get very wealthy from this sport (that's a guess, open to correction)

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Your estimation of how many get rich from this sport is probably not too far off. There are a lot of guys and girl in the rankings over 10 that come close to losing money every year after taxes, camp fees, travel, health care etc. When they were allowed to secure their own sponsors in UFC things were a bit better but now that they are restricted this revenue stream has been cut off and they just get a cut of the "official sponsors" but this % is determined by how big of a draw Dana feels like that person happens to be so the lower-level people get next to nothing from it.

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Golf is pretty similar, where you basically need to invest in yourself to cover travel, hotels etc if you are on the Korn Ferry tour or challenge tour. The hope is that you will improve and make it to the top tour, but you've got to pay your way while you try and only the cream of the crop of professionals can make a living from golf unless they are a club pro or a golf instructor.

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Not only that, Cowboy got a ranch, tons of shits, and a good life. I don't think it's about the money at all, it's just that he doesn't know anything else.
How dare you calling the grappling exchanges boring! 😄
PFffffff casual!

The heel kicking thing, is the worst thing to witness. Truly.

Alright, 2 of the best careers in the UFC, that ended well: GSP, Forest Griffin.

Also Bisping, became champion, right before getting manhandled by GSP, and knocked out by another bloated middleweight Kelvin Gastelum.
Dan Henderson had a good career too? Stopped exactly when he was supposed to.
Cormier too!

How about Diego Sanchez having a blood clot 2 weeks ago? Supposedly that's not the jab, but I doubt it. That's a good career move, to go straight up for that COVID money...

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PFffffff casual!

Ha! yeah i guess I am. The olden days where I think his name was Hoyce Gracie would just hug someone for an hour... those days were the best!

Good shout out to the ppl who went out with class. They are the exception though, not the rule.

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Anything for more money and agree taking away the strikes is utter madness. Many professionals don't know how to retire at the peak and continue to hang around like a lost fart.

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