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UFC Fight Night 126 Primer: Donald Cerrone, The UFC’s MVP

Sure, the UFC wishes it had a roster full of Conor McGregors and Ronda Rouseys, because those kinds of fighters rake in the pay-per-view dough.

But the sad truth is, a Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey is a rare thing.

More numerous are the fighters just struggling to find a win and get their paycheck.

Most valuable though are the ones who bring an unending supply of violence every time.

Donald Cerrone has been one of those MVPs for a while now, always ready and always willing, and that willingness has earned him a ton of fans.

It’s come with a downside, of course. “Cowboy” didn’t have to give relative unknown Darren Till the time of day, but he did, agreeing to face the Brit slugger in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118. Cerrone got clobbered.

And Cerrone got clobbered against Jorge Masvidal. And Rafael dos Anjos – twice. And Anthony Pettis.

But Cerrone has made it clear he cares more about throwing down than he does about his win/loss record

This Sunday, Cerrone will headline another UFC – UFC Fight Night 126 – and he’ll be doing it opposite another scrapper, Yancy Medeiros. Like Cerrone, Medeiros favors banging it out above all else, so the expectation is that these two are going to throw leather until one of them is unconscious.

That’s fine. In fact, that’s what the UFC wants. The FOX deal demands a certain amount of events per year on the FOX networks, and the UFC certainly can’t spare McGregor or anyone other pay-per-view stars for them. Nor can the UFC make those cards all about nigh-worthless unknowns battling it out for a tiny bit of recognition.

Therein lies Cowboy’s value.

He’ll never be a champ, not with his limitations and closing window of opportunity. But he be a superstar of violence and attitude, and that makes him the perfect kind of fighter for the organization.

Here’s a sample of the MVP in action.

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UFC Fight Night 126 Primer: Donald Cerrone, The UFC’s MVP

Sure, the UFC wishes it had a roster full of Conor McGregors and Ronda Rouseys, because those kinds of fighters rake in the pay-per-view dough.

But the sad truth is, a Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey is a rare thing.

More numerous are the fighters just struggling to find a win and get their paycheck.

Most valuable though are the ones who bring an unending supply of violence every time.

Donald Cerrone has been one of those MVPs for a while now, always ready and always willing, and that willingness has earned him a ton of fans.

It’s come with a downside, of course. “Cowboy” didn’t have to give relative unknown Darren Till the time of day, but he did, agreeing to face the Brit slugger in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118. Cerrone got clobbered.

And Cerrone got clobbered against Jorge Masvidal. And Rafael dos Anjos – twice. And Anthony Pettis.

But Cerrone has made it clear he cares more about throwing down than he does about his win/loss record

This Sunday, Cerrone will headline another UFC – UFC Fight Night 126 – and he’ll be doing it opposite another scrapper, Yancy Medeiros. Like Cerrone, Medeiros favors banging it out above all else, so the expectation is that these two are going to throw leather until one of them is unconscious.

That’s fine. In fact, that’s what the UFC wants. The FOX deal demands a certain amount of events per year on the FOX networks, and the UFC certainly can’t spare McGregor or anyone other pay-per-view stars for them. Nor can the UFC make those cards all about nigh-worthless unknowns battling it out for a tiny bit of recognition.

Therein lies Cowboy’s value.

He’ll never be a champ, not with his limitations and closing window of opportunity. But he be a superstar of violence and attitude, and that makes him the perfect kind of fighter for the organization.

Here’s a sample of the MVP in action.

The post UFC Fight Night 126 Primer: Donald Cerrone, The UFC’s MVP appeared first on Caged Insider.

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J.J. Aldrich-Danielle Taylor Becomes Fourth Women’s Bout Added to UFC’s Jan. 14 Debut in St. Louis



The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in the Gateway City has gained another women’s contest.
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J.J. Aldrich-Danielle Taylor Becomes Fourth Women’s Bout Added to UFC’s Jan. 14 Debut in St. Louis



The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in the Gateway City has gained another women’s contest.
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Colby Covington’s ‘inappropriate’ insults toward Brazil under review by UFC’s Code of Conduct committee, ‘Chaos’ semi-apologizes

Colby Covington has found himself in some hot water, as “Chaos” is now under review by Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Code of Conduct Committee.

After defeating Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 119 last night (Sat., Oct. 28, 2017) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (video replay here), Covington once again slammed the country of Brazil, calling it a “dump” and its citizens “filthy animals.”

His tirade prompted the locals to shower Colby with trash on his way backstage.

UFC Senior Vice President David Shaw took to the post-fight presser to announce his disdain for Colby’s comments and revealed that the promotion would indeed be looking into the matter.

“Overall, I thought the fan reactions throughout the course of the night were fantastic generally,” Shaw said. “Brazilian fans are obviously very intelligent, very knowledgeable about the sport, very scrutinizing, and generally it was loud and energetic and boisterous the whole time,” he said.

“In terms of the fan reactions with Covington fighting, there’s no way for us to support any fans throwing items at any staff or any fighters. However, having said that, we are taking the situation with Covington very seriously. It’s already being reviewed by our code of conduct committee and it’s something that we are not very happy about.”

“We’ve got to go back and look at it,” Shaw added. “It’s not something we are proud of. Our investment and our support of Brazilian fans, Brazilian athletes and the Brazilian market is steadfast and will continue. I think in our opinion it’s just something that is uncalled for and inappropriate.”

No word if “Bigfoot” will be sitting in on that committee. Meanwhile Covington sort of apologized for his remarks on social media.

Of course, Covington isn’t the first fighter to take aim at Brazil, as Chael Sonne nand Conor McGregor both did it before him. That said, the two men never actually insulted the citizens quite like Covington did, opting to focus more on their Brazilian foes, instead.

For the record, neither Sonnen or McGregor ever faced any disciplinary action for their comments. What say you, Maniacs, did Covington go overboard with his insults and does it warrant disciplinary action?

For complete UFC Fight Night 119 results and coverage click here.

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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Targeted for UFC’s First Event in Mainland China

A middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Nov. 25 event in Shanghai, China.
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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Targeted for UFC’s First Event in Mainland China

A middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Nov. 25 event in Shanghai, China.
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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Targeted for UFC’s First Event in Mainland China

A middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Nov. 25 event in Shanghai, China.
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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Targeted for UFC’s First Event in Mainland China

A middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Nov. 25 event in Shanghai, China.
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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Targeted for UFC’s First Event in Mainland China

A middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Nov. 25 event in Shanghai, China.
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