Dana White: Donald Cerrone will get one last chance after latest knockout loss

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCDonald Cerrone will get a 38th fight in the octagon, and it will be his last chance to stay under UFC contract. UFC President Dana White on Monday told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that Cerrone will be allowed to fulfill a plan to drop down to 155 pounds after his fifth loss in his past six tries at UFC Vegas 26 this past Saturday. Cerrone was stopped by Alex Morono, a short-notice replacement for Diego Sanchez, in the first round by a flurry of punches in a welterweight fight. It was his fourth loss by knockout in his previous six bouts. White appreciated Cerrone’s willingness to take a short-notice bout in a weight class he didn’t originally intend on competing in. “‘Cowboy,’ again, steps up, Diego falls out of the fight, [and] he steps up and takes a last-minute replacement, co-main event,” White said. “He accepted the Diego fight because they both said they would fight at 170 [pounds]. He wants to move down to 155, and I’m going to let him do that.” Asked directly whether the bout would be his final chance to win in the octagon, White said yes. Sanchez was ruled out of the fight and released from contract when he declined to certify he was suffering from neurological issues. Morono stepped in on one weeks’ notice as a replacement opponent. Cerrone brushed off questions of retirement after his loss to Morono. “Absolutely not [my last fight],” he said. “No way. I’ll never go out like this. I will, 100 percent I’ll know [it’s the last fight] and I’ll come in, and sh*t, hopefully I go in whipping ass right off. There’s no way I’d end like this. I couldn’t let my legacy end like this.”

Dana White: Donald Cerrone will get one last chance after latest knockout loss
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Donald Cerrone will get a 38th fight in the octagon, and it will be his last chance to stay under UFC contract.

UFC President Dana White on Monday told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that Cerrone will be allowed to fulfill a plan to drop down to 155 pounds after his fifth loss in his past six tries at UFC Vegas 26 this past Saturday.

Cerrone was stopped by Alex Morono, a short-notice replacement for Diego Sanchez, in the first round by a flurry of punches in a welterweight fight. It was his fourth loss by knockout in his previous six bouts.

White appreciated Cerrone’s willingness to take a short-notice bout in a weight class he didn’t originally intend on competing in.

“‘Cowboy,’ again, steps up, Diego falls out of the fight, [and] he steps up and takes a last-minute replacement, co-main event,” White said. “He accepted the Diego fight because they both said they would fight at 170 [pounds]. He wants to move down to 155, and I’m going to let him do that.”

Asked directly whether the bout would be his final chance to win in the octagon, White said yes.

Sanchez was ruled out of the fight and released from contract when he declined to certify he was suffering from neurological issues. Morono stepped in on one weeks’ notice as a replacement opponent.

Cerrone brushed off questions of retirement after his loss to Morono.

“Absolutely not [my last fight],” he said. “No way. I’ll never go out like this. I will, 100 percent I’ll know [it’s the last fight] and I’ll come in, and sh*t, hopefully I go in whipping ass right off. There’s no way I’d end like this. I couldn’t let my legacy end like this.”

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Video: UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson engages in grappling match with ‘The Mountain’ from ‘Game of Thrones’

Gunnar Nelson has faced all sorts of foes in the UFC but none of them have been 6-foot-9 and 340 pounds of muscle.

Just recently the UFC welterweight did just that when he got into a grappling match with former World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson, who many people recognize as “The Mountain” Gregor Clegane from the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

Bjornsson, who stepped away from strongman competitions in order to pursue a boxing career, has actually dropped weight in recent months but he still dwarfed Nelson in overall size.

“I’ve been wanting for a long time, because a lot of my friends have been saying, I have no chance against you on the floor,” Bjornsson said to Nelson on a video posted to his YouTube channel. “I’m just interested. To see if the technique and the experience is going to overcome the strength. Not only the strength but also the body weight.”

The pair of Icelandic athletes then engaged in a pair of grappling sessions that went until somebody tapped out.

While Nelson certainly maintained a technical advantage, Bjornsson more than held his own for the majority of the time by using sheer size and power to break free of many potential submissions.

Despite Bjornsson having no prior experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Nelson was impressed with the way he was able to manipulate his body weight to prevent himself from being put into bad positions or getting out of submissions when he got himself into trouble.

“That’s stupid weight,” Nelson said about Bjornsson’s size. “When he asked me if his strength was surprising, I was like no but his conditioning was. He was able to keep going and not just conditioning but he was smart with his fights. He used his weight well. He’s not just heavy and strong but he’s athletic with his weight.”

Check out the full video with the grappling sessions as Nelson attempts to topple “The Mountain” on the mat.

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