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Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone retires from MMA after 17-year career

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is retiring from MMA, he announced at UFC 276 on Saturday. Cerrone lost to Jim Miller via second-round guillotine choke on Saturday at UFC 276.

“I don’t love it anymore,” Cerrone said after the fight.

Cerrone, 39, began his MMA career in 2005. He fought in both lightweight (2006-2015, 2019) and welterweight (2016-2018, 2020-2022) divisions. In 54 total fights, Cerrone has 36 victories, 10 of which happened via TKO. He has the second-most wins in UFC history with 23.

Though he never won a UFC title, he boasts wins over the likes of Edson Barboza, Benson Henderson, Eddie Alvarez and Charles Oliveira.

(Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA Today)

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