Dana White Plans to Talk With Donald Cerrone, Have “Conversation” About Future
By FCF Staff
Dana White didn’t come out and say Donald Cerrone shouldn’t fight again, following UFC Vegas 11, but he does plan to talk with “Cowboy” about his future.
Cerrone took on Niko Price at the event, and the fight was declared a majority draw after fifteen minutes. But, if not for a point Price lost due to accidental eye pokes Cerrone took, “Cowboy” would have lost the fight.
Prior to UFC Vegas 11, there was debate about whether Cerrone should retire, since he’s now 37 and he had lost four straight. While talking about Cerrone’s future after the event, White said this (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I thought it was a draw, too,” White said. “He was on his way out in the first 30 seconds of the first round. He fought back. He’s tough. He’s durable. I love ‘Cowboy’ and I know it’s going to (expletive) crush him and break his heart. It’s time to have a conversation. I need to talk to him. He and I need to have a conversation.”
“Let’s talk about stopping,” White said. “I don’t know, man. I’ve got to have this conversation with him and see what he says. I know what he’s going to say: ‘I don’t want to stop.’ But we have to have the conversation.”
Following Saturday’s bout, Cerrone has a record of 36-15-1, with one no-contest.