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Donald Cerrone found not guilty for 2013 ‘boating rage’ assault charge

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone was found not guilty of third degree assault from a ‘boating rage’ incident in 2013.

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

While several MMA fighters made the news this week for disturbing domestic assault incidents, Donald Cerrone appears to have been on the right side of the law in his own assault case.

The UFC lightweight competitor was acquitted of third degree assault on Friday, Aug.8, after which he publicly took to twitter to express his appreciation for the judicial system.

According to a statement from the Grand County Colorado Sheriff's Department last year, Cerrone was charged with a "Class One Misdemeanor" for being "involved in a boating rage incident." It was believed that Cerrone "assaulted" another person, Jefferey S. Aley, who was also involved in the incident.

With the charges now firmly behind him, Cerrone can focus on furthering his four-fight winning streak as soon as possible. The longtime lightweight competitor hinted that he could have a fight in the works now but did not add anymore details than that.

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