Regardless of what happens Saturday, the story of Donald Cerrone is written.
“Cowboy” is set to meet Joe Lauzon this weekend at UFC on ESPN. The bout serves as the co-main event live in Texas.
Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett square off in a featherweight main event.
The Cerrone vs. Lauzon bout was originally scheduled for UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Vera. It was shifted to UFC 274 after Cerrone came down with food poisoning.
Honestly, though, this is perfect.
Cerrone has always had key matches live on national television. Fans flock to him like they do for the best of the best. And for good reason.
He is one of the best of the best.
Cerrone has battled the legends of the sport and come out on top more times than not. But even in defeat, he has always given the fans a show.
In the build-up, during the fight and after; Cowboy is a showman at its finest.
The 39-year-old has won “Fight of the Night” honors six times, “Performance of the Night” seven and “Knockout” and “Submission” honors five times. He is tied for the most wins in UFC history at 23 with Jim Miller and Andrei Arlovski.
Cerrone ranks first in knockdowns in UFC history, is third in lightweight finishes, second in lightweight wins, third in most total bouts and tied for the most post-fight bonuses.
His 16 career finishes ranks second all-time as well.
Pound-for-pound, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone just might be the greatest fighter to step foot inside the Octagon.