Who is Donald Cerrone fighting at UFC on FOX 10?
He doesn't give a shit.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender has to fight -- and fight often -- so it really doesn't matter who signs on the dotted line (it's Adriano Martins). Turns out "Cowboy" spent all his money and is now "broke," despite a lucrative mixed martial arts (MMA) career dating back to 2006.
Cerrone vents to Majority Draw Radio:
"I don't give a shit either way. Whether I want it or don't want it. I texted Joe [Silva] after my fight saying I want another fight ASAP. He said, 'How does Jan. 25 work?' I said, 'Great!' He didn't even give me an opponent's name. Then a couple days later he texted me, I said, 'Yea, whoever. I don't give a shit.' Don't matter. We're going for six [fights] this year. I like money. What really happened is I spent all my money and now I'm broke. Now I've only got one choice and that's to fight. I got real comfortable financially, kinda let off everything. I lost my fire. I was training and going through the motions. With the last fight with Dunham, I was really considering retiring had I not been able to pull the trigger. I'm just out of control. It's hard to have money in the bank and want something and then get it. I just fucking buy it. I have no idea what 'saving money' is. It has nothing to do with wanting to go broke. I wish I had millions in the bank. I'd never go broke. Lets get that belt and get millions in the bank."
After all, someone has to feed those horses and put gas in those boats.
Regrettably, he's not the first fighter to have trouble managing his money. Cerrone, 30, competed four times during his 2013 fight campaign and banked $96,000 ($48k/$48k) for choking out Evan Dunham at UFC 167 last November, plus an additional $50,000 for scoring "Submission of the Night."
That's just one fight.
But one thing about money is that it leaves just as quickly as it comes, unless you know how to hold on to it, so now Cerrone is in a position where he has to compete to keep the lights on, starting with his FOX fight on Jan. 25, 2014 inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Hopefully, he can use his earnings to buy himself an accountant.