MMA star ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone eyes record in Singapore

first_imgLATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident UFC Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone of the US speaks during a press conference ahead of his UFC Fights Night bout against Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards of Britain in Singapore on April 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Roslan RAHMANUS mixed martial arts star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vowed Wednesday to make short shrift of his British opponent in June, saying he is excited at the prospect of notching up the most wins in UFC history.But the 35-year-old welterweight said the record would just be a bonus and his main aim is to defeat up and coming fighter Leon “Rocky” Edwards, who is nine years his junior, during their match in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I’m just going out there for the win,” Cerrone, number 11 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight rankings, told reporters in the city-state.“Winning the record for the most wins just comes with it, but it’s pretty cool… I’m excited about it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCerrone is currently in a three-way tie for the most wins in UFC history with former champions Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre at 20 victories each.With the UFC expanding into the Asian market, Cerrone said he would like to build a fan base in the region and expressed his desire to fight in the Philippines, Japan and Thailand. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I get stronger and faster as the rounds go on so the deeper in the quicksand he pulls me, the worse it is for him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “The Asian market is so big, it’s so powerful so it’s foolish not to tap into that market,” he said. Edwards, 26, said he aims to deny Cerrone the record.“He has more wins than I have fights but make no mistake, I’m going up there to put this man away. I’m young, I’m hungry,” he told reporters.But Cerrone said he does not see the fight going five rounds.“Every fight I’ve seen of Leon’s he kind of gets tired and burns out towards the end of the round,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Warriors looking to build off strong first round Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more