Top 98 Donald Cerrone Quotes

One of the American mixed martial artists and a former professional kickboxer is named Donald Anthony Cerrone in full. He is known as “Cowboy” in the ring.

His short name, Donald Cerrone, is well-known in his professional life. He currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). On September 22, 2020, he was ranked as the fifteenth lightweight in UFC.

He has also faced off against a number of opponents, including Alexander Hernandez, Vitor Belfort, Michael Bisping, Anderson Silva, and Georges St-Pierre. He achieved many victories throughout his career and won post-fight accolades as well. He is and always will be the finest. Visit his top 98 motivational sayings right now.

“The only thing I can do is fight. Win or lose, I’m here every damn time.”― Donald Cerrone

“There is nothing more I love more than being in a throw-down on a Saturday night.”― Donald Cerrone

“I just fell in love with the cowboy way of life.”― Donald Cerrone

“I remember kickboxing and traveling the world when I was young. I would go to Japan or Africa, and I would go for the experience. As soon as I got off the plane, we’d go have a good time, party. Fighting was just the outlet of what I was doing there.”― Donald Cerrone

“I love fighting as much as I can and as often as possible.”― Donald Cerrone

“Sometimes you just don’t show up, and in our profession, it’s a bad day.”― Donald Cerrone

“I eat a lot of candy. I can’t survive without candy.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’m not trying to be anything other than the way I was born and raised.”― Donald Cerrone

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“People get all caught up thinking they have to train a certain way or take a certain approach to things, but there’s so much more to this than fitting into what other people think you are supposed to do. You have to have fun and enjoy what you are doing; otherwise, what is it all worth?”― Donald Cerrone

“I just love to be out on the lake, wakeboard, surfing, just playing, man.”― Donald Cerrone

“I want all of the blue collar American working class people to know that I’m out there fighting for them.”― Donald Cerrone

“I don’t take much pride in fake fighting.”― Donald Cerrone

“For a while, I drank the juice – I did things the way everybody else said to. I listened to their advice. But it didn’t work.”― Donald Cerrone

“MMA makes you sore and tired every day. I wonder what we’re going to be like when we’re 50 or 60. I wake up some mornings and just say, ‘Oh, God.’ And then I go scuba diving.”― Donald Cerrone

“I would fight every month. Think about the finances I would have. That would be financial freedom.”― Donald Cerrone

“Bull riding is fun, but fighting is it.”― Donald Cerrone

“It’s kind of stupid that people think I’m just partying all the time.”― Donald Cerrone

“Colorado’s home for me.”― Donald Cerrone

“To be honest I quit taking training and fighting so seriously and went back to living my life and having fun. I try to teach that to all the guys who come out here to train and live with me.”― Donald Cerrone

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“When I fought Benson Henderson for the first time, or Jamie Varner, it was always like, ‘Oh man… I’m in here fighting these guys. Do I really belong here?’ That’s all changed now.”― Donald Cerrone

“The young guys keep me motivated. Youngsters coming up behind me.”― Donald Cerrone

“They aren’t going to take my guns. I have 44 guns, and they aren’t going to take my guns.”― Donald Cerrone

“I want to be a professional wakeboarder.”― Donald Cerrone

“They need to enforce how and who to give guns to. But there are Americans like me who are responsible, and they shouldn’t take that away. If they outlaw guns, they won’t take mine.”― Donald Cerrone

“You see all the movies where people say, ‘Don’t fight out of anger’? They say that for a reason.”― Donald Cerrone

“Wrestling is something I feel really confident in now.”― Donald Cerrone

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“Milk Duds and Hot Tamales are what I love.”― Donald Cerrone

“Who am I to say CM Punk is a joke?”― Donald Cerrone

“I am never more or less motivated for a fight – it’s always the same.”― Donald Cerrone

“If you’re in the UFC, you’re one of the baddest dudes around.”― Donald Cerrone

“A great fight that I’d love is B.J. Penn. That would be so awesome. He’s a veteran of the sport. He’s fought everywhere.”― Donald Cerrone

“I want the belt. Always.”― Donald Cerrone

“People ask me, ‘Why don’t you take time off?’ but the working class doesn’t take time off. They’re out there working every day. That’s what I do, too. I want them to know there is hope, and I’m out there just like they are.”― Donald Cerrone

“I didn’t really have intentions of fighting in MMA; it just kind of fell into place. Once I started fighting, though, I loved it, and I walked away from kickboxing right away.”― Donald Cerrone

“When I got picked up by the Tapout crew and was featured on their reality show, that really jumpstarted my career.”― Donald Cerrone

“My time with the WEC was great for me; it was great to be able to get big-show experience, headline fight-cards, and fight for world titles.”― Donald Cerrone

“Fighting in the UFC means that I’m at the top of the sport, and it means that I’m able to pursue my goal of being a champion in the UFC.”― Donald Cerrone

“I made it this far eating fruit roll-ups and having soda pop and having fun. I feel like I tried changing that to do like everyone says I should, and I just feel better being me.”― Donald Cerrone

“For me, fighting is just so fun; I love it. It’s just what I enjoy doing, and for me to go out there and go wake boarding and go rock climbing and then turn around and go fight, how awesome is that?”― Donald Cerrone

“Fighting’s not me – it’s just something that I do.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to be the best, but I would just fight anyone, any time. I don’t care.”― Donald Cerrone

“I don’t care where I fight on the card, but to get people motivated or excited, like, ‘Cowboy’s fighting!’ that’s my overall goal.”― Donald Cerrone

“I don’t even know who Michael Chandler is.”― Donald Cerrone

“Everyone at home sitting on their couches, they think it’s so easy to fight. Stepping inside that cage is probably the hardest thing in the world to do. I truly believe that.”― Donald Cerrone

“I tend to worry about now, now, and I’ll worry about then, then.”― Donald Cerrone

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“Aw man, I spend it pretty much as fast as I make it. If I want something, I don’t wait around and plan or nothing. I just go out and get it.”― Donald Cerrone

“I own everything. I own my RV, my house, my trucks, my boat. Everything is paid for.”― Donald Cerrone

“The UFC has been very good to me, man.”― Donald Cerrone

“As soon as I get it, I spend it. I need to start saving it.”― Donald Cerrone

“It’s hard to have money in the bank and want something and then not get it.”― Donald Cerrone

“I wish I had millions in the bank; I’d never go broke. Let’s get that belt and get millions in the bank.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’ve got to control my emotions. When I fight out of emotions, it doesn’t end up so well.”― Donald Cerrone

“Why not drive a snowmobile? I own an Artic Cat. We bought them because we enjoy doing things like that. I enjoy doing fun things, and that’s definitely one of the things.”― Donald Cerrone

“Standing there and throwing, that’s what everyone likes to see.”― Donald Cerrone

“I train every day and do what I love.”― Donald Cerrone

“I remember being a kid and saying, ‘One day, I’m going to have a ranch. One day, one day, one day.’ And now, I’m fighting in the UFC. I’m here making the money, and that one day is here. I can finally go get those things that I want.”― Donald Cerrone

“I took up scuba diving, and my next big thing is BASE jumping.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’ve never pulled out of a fight, never not showed up to fight, so injured or not, I’m coming.”― Donald Cerrone

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: Donald Cerrone celebrates his TKO victory over Alexander Hernandez in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“It’s a relaxed intensity I’ve got to live my life in.”― Donald Cerrone

“Put ‘Cowboy’ on every card. I’d be ready to go.”― Donald Cerrone

“I could definitely make 145. But if ‘Cowboy’ is going to 145, I’m going after somebody who matters.”― Donald Cerrone

“I enjoy fighting. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the world, so I’m just enjoying every minute of it.”― Donald Cerrone

“This sport gives you the highest highs and the lowest lows.”― Donald Cerrone

“The opponent never matters to me. That’s something I’ve always said.”― Donald Cerrone

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“When they raise your hand, Oh my God, the feeling is unbelievable.”― Donald Cerrone

“I feel so much better at 170, man.”― Donald Cerrone

“Dos Anjos, his wrestling and grappling is supposed to be good, but I feel my Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and striking is way better. I’m better than him all across the board.”― Donald Cerrone

“Even when I was a little punk kid, I would fight anybody – it didn’t matter. That’s who I’ve been my whole life.”― Donald Cerrone

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“I thought I would be laying hardwood floors in Colorado – a construction worker. Middle class or working class, that’s where I was! I just fought because I loved it. It was so fun! Being able to go in there and outthink your opponents.”― Donald Cerrone

“You don’t have to get ready if you stay ready, alright? I’m always in the gym, always training, all the time.”― Donald Cerrone

“Whether I’m in the main event or on the preliminary card, the same Cowboy is going to be out there.”― Donald Cerrone

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“I see the business side of it and moving up the ladder towards the title. That’s where the money’s at. That’s the overall goal.”― Donald Cerrone

“Bring the fights on. If I’m going to be the champ, I gotta beat everyone anyway, so what does sitting and waiting and holding my position do?”― Donald Cerrone

“I’ve been all over the world. I’ve been to Japan, Africa, Morocco, everywhere. Heck yeah, I would go to Ireland. Why not?”― Donald Cerrone

“I signed a contract to fight at UFC 187, so I’m going to fight at UFC 187, whoever it is against. It’s the same thing.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’m not worried about a title. It’s just go and have fun.”― Donald Cerrone

“I don’t want to sound arrogant or cocky, but taking a fight on short notice against ‘Cowboy,’ you have to be mentally strong.”― Donald Cerrone

“That Evan Dunham fight, I went back to not being serious. I was going to the lake and literally brought some wrestling mats down with me. We have a shop at the lake where we park the boat. I’d throw the mats in there, wakeboard all day, and train all night. I was having a good time, getting back to work.”― Donald Cerrone

“Fighting angry and fighting mad isn’t good.”― Donald Cerrone

“You have a short window, you know, and if I plan on living the lifestyle I want, I’ve got to make a nest egg.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’ll fight every weekend – hell yeah.”― Donald Cerrone

“You ever try to beat your dad up? It just don’t happen. He’s got that old man strength.”― Donald Cerrone

“If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. The only problem is when I get that belt, who’s going to be left to fight? That’s what I want to know.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’ll fight on Fight Pass; it’s all the same to me.”― Donald Cerrone

“I just take the fights and do what I love.”― Donald Cerrone

“You’re not just top-10 UFC because you suck.”― Donald Cerrone

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“I’ve had people say I’m inconsistent, and sure, I’ve never held a UFC or WEC title.”― Donald Cerrone

“I thought that Yoel Romero and Tim Means got the only two tainted bottles of protein in the world. I thought it was crazy. You never know with these companies; you’ve got to be careful.”― Donald Cerrone

“You’ve got to know what you put in your body. That’s it.”― Donald Cerrone

“Is there any hungry fighters out there that say they don’t get paid enough by the UFC? I tell you what: Cowboy’s got the answer. Sign on the line. I don’t care where you’re at on the roster. Let’s go.”― Donald Cerrone

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“I’m not going to grant Bobby Green his wishes by fighting him and responding to his nonsense.”― Donald Cerrone

“We have no one to stand up for the fighters’ rights. If something bad were to happen, no one backs him, and it’s just him alone, and everything gets washed out. We need people to stand up and fight for it.”― Donald Cerrone

“I’m a guy who likes to keep fighting five, six times a year, so if I ask for too much money, they might say, ‘Well, we pay you too much. We can’t let you keep jumping backwards and forwards and promote it.’ The money I’m making is good to keep grabbing short-notice fights. I love them; they’re my favorite ones.”― Donald Cerrone