"I don't give a s**t either way," says Cerrone. "Whether I want it or don't want it. I texted Joe after my fight saying I want another fight ASAP. He said, 'How does Jan. 25 work?' I said, 'Great!' He didn't even give me an opponent's name. Then a couple days later he texted me, I said, 'Yea, whoever. I don't give a s**t.' Don't matter. We're going for six [fights] this year. I like money.
"What really happened is I spent all my money and now I'm broke. Now I've only got one choice and that's to fight."
Eager to put an end to an inconsistent past few years, Cerrone says he's put the rocky stretch behind him.
"I got real comfortable financially, kinda let off everything. I lost my fire. I was training and going through the motions," says Cerrone. "With the last fight with Dunham, I was really considering retiring had I not been able to pull the trigger."
So was a shift from fiscal solvency to a Spartan lifestyle intentional? Not really.
"No, I'm just out of control. It's hard to have money in the bank and want something and then get it. I just f***ing buy it. I have no idea what 'saving money' is. It has nothing to do with wanting to go broke. I wish I had millions in the bank. I'd never go broke. Lets get that belt and get millions in the bank."
Cerrone faces Martins Jan. 25 at UFC on Fox 10.
Cerrone's segment begins at 48:00.
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Milestone and footnotes. FightMetric dives into the stats of UFC Fight Night 35. "Dillashaw tallied 117 significant strikes, tying Dominick Cruz's WEC 53 output for fourth-most ever landed by a bantamweight in a single UFC/WEC fight. Dillashaw's strike differential for the bout was +71 (117 to 46), the seventh largest in a 135-pound bout."
Four more. The UFC has signed lightweight Gleison Tibau to a new contract following his second-round TKO loss to Michael Johnson three weeks ago. "When I lose, I want to fight again as soon as possible. If I could, I would fight the next day."
UFC Fight Night 35 main card and presser highlights.
World Series of Fighting 8 preview.
Gina Carano as some sort of killer robot.
Some are claiming this to be the legit Frank Dux Bloodsport Kumite footage. Someone debunk this.
Kit Dale settles some guy's hash.
@bisping Sad thing is I was able to compete hungover off a 5 wk bender switching my stance & goin 3 rds straight n the best shape of ur life— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) January 16, 2014
@LukeRockhold Im assuming thats an attempt at humour/ trash talk. Not bad for a boring bastard, but don't get carried away cos u land 1 kick— michael (@bisping) January 16, 2014
The saga continues.
@FollowTheMenace Listen,I beat5 your lvl fighters.I'm waiting 4answer from@ufc .If I wilnt get a big-name,probably I've to beat u.Let's wait— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 16, 2014
Get well, guys.
Finally headed to get that surgery on my jaw . I'll message when I'm out #GodSpeed— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) January 16, 2014
Got a nice cast at Ortho Georgia in Macon. They're the best pic.twitter.com/J7PwlmjDQR— Cole Miller (@colemillerATT) January 16, 2014
@SugaRashadEvans o my goodness! Why mike why!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) January 16, 2014
Because of Dana.
@GeorgesStPierre good to see u stand up for yourself with the boss man that's the reason I left the UFC when I did because of him.— Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) January 16, 2014
I'm still not convinced.
Everybody laughing at Yoel Romero but really what's the most you've accomplished while taking a shit? Don't worry I'll wait...— Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) January 16, 2014
If I were him I'd be like, yea I doodoo'd but I made an extra 50k so imma go wipe my ass with this excess money.— Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) January 16, 2014
You gotta own that *shit*— Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) January 16, 2014
TUF 20 coach?
Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) January 16, 2014
Calling out Jim Miller?
Orlando ufc am ready jimm miller whats up let do this— Jorge Masvidal (@GamebredFighter) January 16, 2014
Com os amigos da policia militar da PB,militares que fazem nossa CG mais segura. "Rotam" 2BPM, pic.twitter.com/02MMkX4UDT— Antonio Pezao Silva (@BigfootSilva) January 17, 2014
Announced yesterday (Jan. 16 2014)
Patricky Freire vs. David Rickels at Bellator 113
Rodrigo Cavalheiro vs. Marcin Held at Bellator 113
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via gogoplatabeast.
I , like many others, fell in love with this sport years ago. It wasn't just the brutality, gore or violent nature of the sport, although, I believe any fan who states that doesn't affect their opinion of it is a liar. No, to me it had more to do with its genealogy. Its raw, primeval yet somehow harmonious nature. One versus one. My body against yours.
It is as natural as our quest for knowledge. Find me a man or woman who completed puberty without at least the threat of physical violence. You can't. It's impossible. Fighting is human. It cannot be denied regardless of laws, political agendas, evolution or idealized views of a utopian future. Fighting will ALWAYS have value to our species.
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