Donald Cerrone might not be the best UFC fighter of all time. He might not even have the most impressive body of work. But after Saturday night, nobody can question his standing in the sport. (Could anybody feasibly do so before?) Last night in Denver, Cerrone made Mike Perry submit for the 34th victory of his professional career. But as it pertains to UFC, it would be his 21st victory for the promotion.
And that’s a UFC record, with Cerrone surpassing both Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre. Not only that, but he would record his 15th finish for the promotion with the submission of Perry, over taking both Vitor Belfort and Anderson for most finishes in the UFC.
THAT'S IT!! @CowboyCerrone taps Perry in round 1!
— UFC (@ufc) November 11, 2018
So, where does Cerrone go from here? We have no idea. He holds a career mixed martial arts record of 34-11 (1 NC). And for what it’s worth, he’s lost four of his last six fights. Two of those losses have come via TKO. He’s already 35 years old. It might be about time for ‘Cowboy’ to hang up his hat.
But we’re not going to be the ones to make that decision for him. And we’re certainly going to let him enjoy this moment. He stands alone.