UFC lightweight and welterweight-hopper Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone seemingly can’t catch a break these days.
Last week – in an unfortunate turn of events – his scheduled UFC 205 bout with Kelvin Gastelum was called off after his opponent failed to make weight by a distance that was deemed too vast for the fight to legally be contested in New York, causing the much-loved Cerrone to be deprived of his place on what was a historic night for the sport.
Cerrone, in the time since, has been rescheduled for a UFC 206 tussle with the veteran Matt Brown as he looks to continue his virtually flawless run in the 170lb division with what would be his fourth win in a row. Cowboy has bested Rick Story, Alex Oliveira and Patrick Cote so far since his switch to welterweight and has managed to finish each and every one of them, despite the odds always being stacked against him.
Today, however, in a post on his official Instagram account, which should be taken with a pinch of salt at present, Cerrone shared with us a video showing that he has recently sustained some horrific damage to his face. Right now, not much is known about how exactly this happened but in the post the 33-year-old assures fans that his bout with the Immortal Brown will not be affected by this injury.
Some fans have suggested that this release ties in with reports (via Fox Sports) that Cerrone is in fact filming a series set for release on Netflix and that he is merely wearing prosthetics for said role.
But, in any case, it is good to hear Donald’s next fight has not been put in danger after what hopefully is just an elaborate ruse.
Watch Cerrone’s statement in full below.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena