In an interview with MMAJunkie, Donald Cerrone opened up on a myriad of topics.
Apparently, despite being one of the most experienced fighters in the UFC today, Cerrone still finds fighting—in and of itself—to be quite a challenging albeit fun experience.
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is widely regarded as one of the most exciting fighters in MMA today.
Cerrone is known to fight more frequently than most others during a given calendar year.
Expounding upon his thoughts on fighting, Donald Cerrone stated—
“This is what I love. I love fighting. It’s the scariest, most intense, fun feeling. I couldn’t even explain it to you. From right now, (I) can’t sleep at night, eating’s hard, make the weight, half the battle’s over. Fight day, (expletive). All your friends are like, ‘You’re going to kill him!’ Uh, no, (expletive). I’ve got to go in there and fight. It doesn’t just go like that. Scared. Pack your (expletive). We’re in the arena. All your teammates are fighting. Your coach is there.”
Donald Cerrone added–
“It’s crazy. It’s scary. You go throw up in the bathroom – I do anyway. Then you’re standing, and you walk down the hall with (expletive) lights in your face. Now you’re live on TV. You walk down that tunnel, and you’re like, ‘Holy (expletive).’ Six weeks (of training camp), and it’s here, and it’s now.”
“I’ve been on the edge of plane about to jump out, I’ve been on top of mountains, and nothing puts that (expletive) hair on the back of my neck feeling like walking to that (expletive) octagon and they shut that door,” Cerrone said. “And you’re like, ‘Well, there’s only two ways this can go: in or out.’”
Donald Cerrone is presently on a 3-fight losing streak, and faces Yancy Medeiros tonight in a highly important matchup, as regards Cerrone’s UFC career. Fighters who’ve dropped 3 or more consecutive fights usually end up getting cut by the UFC, and whether or not that happens in Cerrone’s case, remains to be seen.