Dana White gives Donald Cerrone ‘one last chance to win in the UFC’ after legend’s latest KO defeat with ‘Cowboy’ desperate to wrap up his estate before retiring
- Donald Cerrone suffered a first-round KO defeat against Alex Morono on Saturday
- He insisted he wasn’t going to retire yet and would like to fall back on lightweight
- Dana White revealed that he will give Cerrone one last chance for victory
- The UFC legend would rather win than damage his legacy
Dana White will give Donald Cerrone ‘one last chance’ to win in the UFC after his TKO defeat to Alex Morono on Saturday night.
Cerrone is a UFC legend and future Hall of Fame inductee, but has failed to raise his hand in his last six fights.
‘Cowboy’ was scheduled to record Diego Sanchez over the weekend, but his opponent declined to state that he was suffering from neurological problems and was not allowed to participate.
Dana White (left) gives Donald Cerrone (right) one more chance to win in the UFC
Cerrone accepted Morono (left) as a late replacement, but was well defeated
Morono stepped into the fold and finished Cerrone on the first lap, raising questions as to whether the time is right for the 38-year-old to retire.
He promised to keep going and he wants to win before he can ride off into the sunset.
And White said Cowboy, again, get out, Diego falls out of the fight, [and] he steps up and takes on a last-minute replacement, co-main event.
He accepted the Diego fight because they both said they would fight at 170 [pounds]. He wants to go back to 155, and I’ll let him do that. ‘
Morono landed some heavy shots to get rid of his opponent in their welterweight bout
The UFC president was then immediately asked if the next fight would be Cerrone’s last chance to win in the organization, to which he replied ‘yes’.
After the Morono KO, ‘Cowboy’ said to ESPN, ‘No. Absolutely not (on if it was the last fight). Not really. I will never go out like this.
“There’s no way I’d end up like this. I couldn’t let my legacy end like this. So yeah, you’d better call the boss and say, ‘Hey man. I know it’s been a tough couple of years, but when it’s time let me bow right.
“I will know before my last fight that it will be my last fight, hopefully I’ll go into a whiplash and then ride off.”
Cerrone lost to Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje, Conor McGregor and Anthony Pettis before getting a majority draw with Nico Price which was nullified in his favor when Price tested positive for marijuana.
He followed that up with Saturday’s defeat and will desperately want to end his slump before the UFC calls for him time.
Cerrone insists he wants to get back to 155 pounds after a 170 run