5 Things You Didn’t Know About Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

From being disemboweled to dating a Playboy model, this cowboy's life has been anything but dull.

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Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone is a tough as nails fighter who originally hails from 'The Mile High City,' Denver, Colorado.

Known for his signature cowboy hat and willingness to take on all comers, 'Cowboy' has become one of the most popular and respected fighters on the UFC roster.

On November 10, 2018, he made UFC history when he submitted 'Platinum' Mike Perry. In doing so, Cerrone surpassed both Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping to become the winningest fighter in UFC history, having won 21 bouts under the promotion's banner. That very same evening, he also set the record for most finishes in UFC history (15).

The previously mentioned accomplishments all but guarantee Donald Cerrone will one day be a member of the Hall of Fame. However, despite his impressive resume, the 36-year-old former kickboxer has yet to capture UFC gold.

If he's able to get past Conor McGregor at UFC 246, he would immediately re-enter the title picture given the notoriety that comes with a victory over the Irishman.

Of course, the upcoming showdown with McGregor has generated additional interest in the man they call 'Cowboy,' particularly amongst casual fans.

In an effort to get to know this top-ranked contender better, here are a few lesser-known facts about the UFC 246 headliner.

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From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.