Cowboy Fight Series has brought a different, yet very desirable recipe to amateur mixed martial arts that has yet to be paralleled. With a world class management firm such as Suckerpunch Entertainment mixed in with the future UFC Hall of Famer, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, you’re bound for a home run.
Cerrone, having such an illustrious MMA career and the wealth of knowledge that came with it, is the perfect man to be at the forefront of the CFS operation. He’s been there and done that for 50 professional fights, (approaching his 51st next month against Conor McGregor) and has been in the limelight with a smile on his face through it all. Given his wild, adrenaline junkie, and fun loving personality he’s the kind of character that’s likely to have a story or a tip for every possible situation an aspiring fighter can endure on their way through the ranks. One this is for sure! CFS is making their promotion a bucket list destination for aspiring fighters to jump on board asap. With such a fluid dynamic and Cerrone’s plethora of wisdom from his years in the cage, Cowboy offers the world of up and coming fighters:
“These guys are making a great path and doing all the stuff they need to do but its not like they come prepared and all of a sudden they’re UFC guys. Its hard work! It’s hours and hours and thousands and thousands of repetition of doing these moves and training and training and fighting and training and getting better and growing! The MMA kids of today like you’re seeing right now…it wasn’t like that when I first started! So, everyone is so great at everything! So now its unbelievable where they have to come from and where they have to go! So, to me its super cool to see.” Reiterating,“ It’s a long, hard road with ups and downs…Its crazy!”
After a night of 15 fights at Cowboy Fight Series 4, including five title bouts, clearly some athletes had their share of disappointment in the cage. With competing, comes the chance at losing, a fighters potential conceptual nightmare. Discussing some of the fighters that suffered defeat during the evening, Cerrone optimistically advises,
“Take the hard fights! You know what I mean? When your team is like ‘Ahh, I don’t know if you should fight that guy you’re not ready!’…Those are the fights that you need to be scared! You need to be worried! Go in there and possibly lose. Because if you keep winning, winning, winning, winning, you don’t know! You know what I mean?” Concluding with, “So use it like a huge lesson in this game!
While keeping the discussion predominantly focused on the fighters from Cowboy Fight Series, I would be remiss, if I didn’t touch on the biggest fight in Cerrone’s illustrious 50 fight resume.
On January 18th, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone enters the cage for the 51st time against none other than “The Notorious” Conor McGregor for a fight that has been years in the making. In the two fighters past, the’ve traded their fair share of verbal jabs back and forth. However, Cerrone calmly gives his synopsis on where this fight ranks in his career.
“Ahh man. As a fan…We’re bigger than the sport. Right? We sold out in three minutes. Three minutes, bam! But as me. I don’t really care, man.” Continuing with “I’m not real fired up for this, that I wouldn’t be for anything else. This is just another guy, man!” Emphasizing on his passion for the fight game, “I get to get in there and do what I love. Like, I fuckin love it. So…Yeah, its Conor… So what?”