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Donald Cerrone announces retirement from MMA

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Calendar Icon02 July 2022

Donald Cerrone has called it a wrap for his legendary MMA career. The UFC star announced his retirement after his submission loss to Jim Miller at UFC 276 and ended his career which spanned more than 15 years.

Cerrone went up against Jim Miller at UFC 276 today and suffered a submission loss in the second round after Miller was able to lock in a guillotine.

Cerrone started his MMA career back in 2006 at ROF 21: Full Blast against Nate Mohr and has been an active name ever since. In the initial days of his career so Cerrone piled up a seven-fight winning streak and an undefeated run of 10 fights across ROF, ACF, GCM, and WEC.

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He joined the UFC in 2011 after a memorable run in WEC and made his UFC debut against Paul Kelly at UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort. Cerrone then went on to build a four-fight winning streak in the promotion which also included wins against Charles Oliveira and Dennis Siver. This winning streak, however, came to an end at the hands of Nate Diaz in 2011 at UFC 141.

Cerrone went on to make his mark in the UFC in the years that followed and has been on a slow run since 2019. He failed to add a win to his resume after 2019 and has not won in his last seven fights.

The American will be retiring with a record of 36-17 to his name and had made many records in the UFC during his time. He has the most knockdowns in UFC history and has seven performances of the night bonuses to his name in the promotion.

He won the Fight of the Night bonus on six occasions in the UFC and five occasions in the WEC.

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