‘Cowboy’ retires: Fighters share thoughts on Donald Cerrone’s retirement at UFC 276

After 11 years in the UFC, and following a second-round submission loss to Jim Miller, his sixth defeat in a row, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone announced his retirement in front of a sold-out crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at UFC 276.

Cerrone leaves the sport with the second-most finishes in the UFC (16) and is tied for the second-most wins in UFC history (23). Cerrone’s 38 appearances in the Octagon are the second-most in the promotion’s history.

Here’s a look at what others around the sport had to say about a UFC legend hanging up the gloves.

Cerrone leaves the sport with his hands all along the record books, per ESPN Sports & Information:

  • Cerrone’s 38 fights are tied with Andrei Arlovski for second-most all-time in UFC history.

  • Cerrone retires with 23 UFC wins, tied for the second-most in the promotion’s history.

  • Cerrone ends his career with 18 career postfight bonuses, tied with Charles Oliveira for most in UFC history.

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