Donald Cerrone Still Planning To Retire After Three More Fights

Donald Cerrone will fight fellow veteran Joe Lauzon this weekend at UFC On ESPN 37, but win, lose or draw it seems that it’s unlikely to be the 39-year-old star’s last bout.

Instead, in a new interview ‘Cowboy’ confirms that he still intends to reach the milestone of having had 50 fights under the Zuffa banner (between the WEC and UFC) before he retires, leaving him with three more fights to go, including Saturday night’s scrap.

“This is [fight 48], so two more after this one [and I can retire],” Cerrone said at a media day for UFC On ESPN 37. “50 is an incredible number. Hopefully, no one will touch it so I can bow out.”

As for who he wants to fight for his two other remaining bouts, Cerrone doesn’t have a specific name in mind, but the bigger name the better – as long as they aren’t too much younger than him!

“Another legend [for my final fight] would be fun — a cool fight.

I’ll stay away from the young kids. They’re f****** tough. They’re so good. This sport has evolved unbelievably. … I remember when I first came in this sport, you could be good at a couple of [disciplines] and great at one. Now it’s like you have to be great at striking, wrestling, jiu-jitsu — everything. And these new kids that are coming in are great at everything.”

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