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UFC Legend Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Selected for 2023 Hall of Fame

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Donald Cerrone is about to become a Hall of Famer!

The UFC announced that “Cowboy” will be inducted into their 2023 Hall of Fame class. The ceremony is planned for July 3rd to 9th, but the exact date and place are TBD.

Anthony Cerrone, who is 39 years old, has joined a really big group of fighters that will be given some special recognition in 2023. This elite group also includes Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo from Brazil, as well as Jens Pulver who is a famous fighter in the lighter weight divisions. You can watch a video made to announce this news and see how Anthony Cerrone reacted when he found out!

For sixteen years, Cerrone was one of the most well-liked contenders in MMA and UFC. He received a lot of recognition when he first appeared in World Extreme Cagefighting promotion, and after that, he made an amazing start at UFC 126 in February 2011.

Cowboy Cerrone had a legendary career fighting in the UFC. He competed 38 times in the octagon, winning 23 and losing 14 (including 1 no contest). His records are impressive: he’s tied for second most wins, has the second most finishes, holds the record for most post-fight bonuses, and stands third on the list of most appearances behind two other fighters. When he retired this July, Cowboy had achieved a lot!

At his best, Cerrone was known for always trying really hard. He beat notable fighters like Charles Oliveira, Eddie Alvarez, Benson Henderson, and many others. He received a ton of positive comments for all his wins and losses, receiving 6 awards for being the Fight of the Night.

Back in December 2015, Cerrone fought for the UFC lightweight championship. Afterward, he competed a lot of times in the welterweight division. In his last seven fights he didn’t get any wins but kept being selected to fight with popular competitors such as Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis.

When Cerrone gets officially inducted into the Hall of Fame, he’ll be entered in the Modern Wing with other big names like Georges St-Pierre, Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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