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Cowboy Cerrone: According to my pay, I don't mean s--t to UFC

David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports

If you look up the term "company man," you'd see a picture of Donald Cerrone by it.

With a history of fighting anyone, anywhere, "Cowboy" has bailed out Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) plenty of times, accepting last-minute bouts in order to save a card.

But after taking out Patrick Cote via third-round knockout at last night's UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (see it), Cerrone says he doesn't mean "shit" to UFC.

And all you have to do is look at his paycheck to see why, according to his comments during the post-fight press conference via MMA Junkie:

"(The bonuses) all sound nice - according to my pay I don't mean shit to the UFC. But we'll see. (I'm) going to talk to Dana after this and figure that out."

Of course, Cerrone relayed the comment with a smile and a giggle, signaling that he was expressing himself in a joking manner.

Though you get the sense he was being serious, especially since he declared he'd be talking about talking to the big man about a pay bump.

Sounds like he's taking this guys advice.

And while he may have racked up an extra $50,000 in bonus money, that's not a guaranteed part of his purse, as he -- and everyone else -- are vying for that extra change come fight night.

And when Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are making this kind of dough, while he's racking in $79,000 to show and $79,000 to win -- you can see why Cerrone wouldn't mind a pay raise, especially after putting as much time with the promotion as he has.

For more UFC Fight Night 89 coverage and analysis click here.

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