Donald Cerrone Ready to Return

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is having to consider new fixtures for UFC 249, with some fighters slated for the Pay-Per-View being unwilling to compete amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic. It prompted multiple other opponents to throw their name into the ring, which includes Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. He indicated that fighting at UFC 249 was possible by expressing interest. This would be a considerably short period since his last fight, which was UFC 246 against Conor McGregor. The Cowboy lost his bout against McGregor in forty seconds during the 1st round, with Conor the Irishman knocking his opponent out. After this considerable loss, fighting analysts have begun speculating if Cerrone should retire his professional MMA career.

Donald Cerrone doesn’t seem willing to retire from fighting yet. However, he retracted the statements made through Instagram after being informed by PR Representatives. He noted that his UFC Return wouldn’t occur until July 2020, with Cerrone having a young family to consider. The UFC Record Leader is aching to compete against the roster again. Even if Dana White wanted Cerrone to fight at UFC 249, travel restrictions in the United States would force the Cowboy to remain home. The President will have to look towards international fighters without travel restrictions to compete, with the overwhelming majority expected to be from the Middle East or Eastern Europe.

Gilbert Burns Wants to Fight Donald Cerrone

There are some throughout the MMA community that would’ve been willing to compete against Donald Cerrone at UFC 249. This included Gilbert Burns, a fighter in the UFC with a record of 18-3. The most recent victory for Burns was at UFC Fight Night 170, where Damian Maia got knocked down by Gilbert.

Gilbert Burns ranks sixth in the Welterweight Division, with him now looking for a future opponent or title contender. He stated that he’d be willing to compete against Donald Cerrone at UFC 249 or a future Pay-Per-View. This concept was immediately concerned by Dana White, meaning that the Cowboy’s next fight could be against a future champion. It’ll mark another challenging bout for Donald Cerrone. If he loses to Gilbert Burns, it could mean retirement for the former UFC Headliner.