Donald Cerrone beat Patrick Cote as he took another fight at 170 lbs on the co-headliner of Saturday’s UFC event. In the process, he earned his 17th post-fight bonus in the UFC and WEC, the highest number in Zuffa history.
With Cerrone, you have a fighter known for competing as much as possible, and one they can rely on to constantly put on exciting fights for the UFC. When asked what his kind of fighter means for the promotion, Cowboy decided to bring up his displeasure with his contract.
“That all sounds nice, but according to my pay, I don’t mean shit to the UFC,” Cerrone said during the post-fight press conference. “But we’ll see. I’ll talk to Dana after this, and see if we can figure that out.”
Cerrone’s last disclosed salary was during his title bout against Rafael dos Anjos on December 2015. He was contracted for $79,000, despite already winning 8-straight bouts prior.
He doesn’t exactly have the highest pay, so Cerrone has just been making his money by trying to fight as often as possible the last couple of years. He already has a reputation of being that ‘reliable company man’ who is willing to step in on a moment’s notice, but hopefully he does get that much deserved bump on his guaranteed pay.
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