Donald Cerrone is hoping to bring his six-fight losing streak to an end against Joe Lauzon at UFC 274.
Cerrone (36-16 MMA, 23-13 UFC), who claimed a piece of the record for most wins in UFC history, as of recent he has fallen on hard times, He hasn’t won a bout since May 2019.
Cerrone has taken just almost one year away from fighting as he tries to adjust his fighting technique, and he said he’s left no stone unturned going into fights now. Cerrone said he has left his ranch in Albuquerque, and lived in his recrational vehicle outside the UFC facility in Las Vegas. That’s made him more focused than ever in beating Lauzon (28-15 MMA, 15-12 UFC).
“There’s not one box unchecked – I did everything I had to do,” Cerrone the reporters,
“Let’s do everything that I need to do to be successful, so there’s no questions in my mind, ‘Shoulda, woulda, could’ve.’ Let’s do what I needed to do to get to the UFC back in the day. Let’s earn your keep. Let’s be here. Let everybody know you f*cking belong here.”
“I have nothing else to prove,” Cerrone said. “I’ve set records. I’ve been here. I’ve stayed here. I’ve done what I needed to do. I look at myself in the mirror – I’m here for legacy now. This is just for me. I don’t have to worry about impressing anyone anymore. That’s done. I’m at the age now where you like me if you don’t, I don’t give a f*ck. This is for legacy.
“I want to look myself in the mirror and be like, ‘You did everything you could and that’s why I’m still here.’ Where the last two years, I did nothing I had to do. I’d just go to train. I’m not making f*cking excuses, I just didn’t do what I need to do. Preparation is a direct fact of what my career has spiraled into. So it’s time to rectify that fight for legacy baby.”