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UFC’s Donald Cerrone almost dies in ‘catastrophic’ cave dive: ‘I’m happy to be alive’

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Donald Cerrone is known as a true thrill seeker, both inside and outside of the cage. While the former UFC title challenger has made a living beating opponents up for money, “Cowboy” has also enjoyed a wild life away from mixed martial arts (MMA).

From wake boarding to skydiving, the grizzled veteran has tested the limits whenever he’s had the chance to. Up until this point, Cerrone has avoided any serious issues.

In a recent Instagram post (shown below), “Cowboy” describes his most death-defying venture to date, in which the UFC fighter nearly lost his life in a botched cave diving adventure in Mexico. Cerrone cites no physical damage, but the accident clearly took a toll on him mentally.

“Today I can honestly say I’m Happy to be alive,” wrote Cerrone. “We had catastrophic worst case scenario on our dive. Total silt out , lost the cave line and lost my buddy couldn’t see my own hands was the most scariest moment to this day in my life. I remember kissing Danger and Lindsay and saying I’ll see y’all soon, don’t worry daddy’s coming home!!!! Told the grim reaper “ Not today Mother Fucker “ I’m figuring this the fuck out and coming home !!”

Pretty intense stuff.

Luckily, Cerrone is not seriously injured from the ordeal. This isn’t the first time he has put himself in immediate danger but it’s easily his most concerning escapade ever. Maybe this will instill some fear into “Cowboy” and stop him from doing more and more of this type of stuff in the future.

Despite his brush with the grim reaper, Cerrone should be ready to roll against Mike Perry this November at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver, Colorado. The welterweight bout is expected to serve as the co-main event behind Frankie Edgar vs. Korean Zombie.

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