Donald Cerrone Wants 50 Wins Before He Retires

Donald Cerrone may be coming off his second TKO loss in a row after being stopped by Justin Gaethje this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 158, but don’t think that means he’s thinking about retiring any time soon.

In fact, Cerrone was keen to make it clear to the media backstage on Saturday night that he’s not going to be going away for a very long time to come.

”I want fifty [wins]!” Cerrone told reporters. “Fifty is the number I want, so I’ve got news for my coaches and corners: There’s going to be a lot more ups and downs and sidewaysies. When you’re winning, everyone wants to know, ‘What are you doing so special that you win?’ And then when you lose, everyone’s like, ‘What didn’t you do?’ Nothing, man. I trained hard. I trained my ass off. It just didn’t work out, so we’re going to go to the drawing board and we’re going to fix these things.”

For the record, Cerrone currently has 36 wins under his belt, so even if was to win his next 14 fights in a row that would likely keep the 36-year-old busy for the next 4 or 5 years.

”Like I said, I love this and I’m not going anywhere. This isn’t a fight where ‘Ah man, I’m thinking about retirement, guys.’ I’m gonna go home, I’m gonna … maybe work on head movement, something…”

“I’m going to get the belt, it’s going to happen,” Cerrone continued. “I guess I just slid down the rung a little bit, but I’m going to come back, I’m gonna to train hard, and I’m going to get it. It’s the last thing I’ve got to do with my legacy. You can have the greatest legacy in the world but if I don’t have a belt it just falls a little short. So now, me, reflecting on everything, that’s one thing I want.”

Ross launched MMA Insight (previously in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.