Fan favourite Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone suffered a unanimous decision loss to upcoming prospect Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore this weekend.
Cowboy dropping to 1-4 in his last 5 fights made his future questionable however he addressed the retirement question claiming that he will keep on fighting until the UFC asks him to stop. Now the Jackson Wink product gives us an approximate time frame.
“I love my job more than anything you guys could ever imagine. I love getting in there and fighting. Winning and losing is just part of this game. Unfortunately, it sucks, I only got half my check, but I had fun,” Cerrone said after losing to Edwards, relishing what may be a new role for him in his career.
“I hope (Edwards) takes off and does really well in this sport, I really do. I’m getting old in this sport and I love every minute of it. Maybe the new kids are coming in, maybe they’re not. There sure are tough guys out there, and there’s not enough people like me that give those guys a chance.”
“I have so many fights left in me. If tonight was my last fight, I’d be upset, but I’m gonna go until the UFC says, Cowboy, enough bro,” Cerrone said.
“I love where the sport is going. I’m gonna stay here and keep fighting until they tell me I can’t anymore,” he continued. “This old dog has still got a lot in me. I stood there five rounds and gave it hell, and with a smile on my face.”
“At least five more years, literally, until the UFC says no more.”