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‘Let me bow out right’ - Cerrone won’t retire despite TKO loss to Morono, winless in six bouts

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Even with a two-year winless streak, Donald Cerrone isn’t thinking about retirement yet.

The last time Donald Cerrone won a fight was in May 2019, when he had a Fight of the Night-worthy performance against Al Iaquinta. What followed was a disappointing streak of four straight losses and a No Contest verdict.

“Cowboy” once again tasted defeat on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 26 courtesy of late replacement opponent Alex Morono. But even if retirement would be his next sensible move, the 38-year-old veteran isn’t looking to go down that road just yet.

“No. Absolutely not. No way. I’ll never go out like this,” Cerrone told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in a post-fight interview.

“There’s no way I’d end like this. I couldn’t let my legacy end like this. So yeah, better call the boss and say, ‘Hey man. I know it’s been a rough couple of years but when it’s time, let me bow out right.”

Five straight losses aside, Cerrone does hold some notable accolades in the UFC, including the most wins in company history with 23, the most number of post-fight bonuses with 18, and the most number of finishes with 16.