Donald Cerrone is no stranger to putting his body on the line when he’s not fighting.
Today, he posted a picture on his Instagram feed at what appears to be a doctor’s office or hospital room – with his left arm wrapped up from his hand to past his elbow. No comment from “Cowboy” accompanied the post, other than one of those nervous-smile emojis.
Cerrone (33-11 MMA, 20-8 UFC) is set to fight Mike Perry (12-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 139, which takes place Nov. 10 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It is the UFC’s 25th anniversary show.
Perry recently came on board at JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque, N.M. And through a series of behind-the-scenes drama moves, longtime gym member Cerrone left the camp. Then it all became super public when “Cowboy” blasted the gym and his former coaches. Now it’s all going to play out when the two welterweights fight in Denver … provided Cerrone makes it to the fight.
But Cerrone is legendary for his ability to work through training injuries and outside-the-cage incidents to still make it to his fights. It would be hard to fathom this being anything different, especially given the stakes. A blood infection in July 2017 was the first time Cerrone pulled out of a fight in his long career, and all it did was move his fight with Robbie Lawler from UFC 213 to UFC 214 three weeks later.
So while the nature of Cerrone’s injury isn’t known – his arm isn’t wrapped in what appears to be a hard cast, so hopefully for fight fans and Cerrone that’s a good sign – what is known is the guy isn’t likely to miss the fight just because he’s hanging out in a doc’s office seven weeks out.
But it does probably bear watching the “Cowboy” Instagram, if for nothing else than a little clarification, and possibly an entertaining story about how it happened.
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