The Time Donald Cerrone Dramatically Knocked Out Melvin Guillard To Earn Two UFC Bonuses
Donald Cerrone earned two post-fight UFC bonuses after scoring a dramatic head kick knockout victory over Melvin Guillard.
Cerrone battled Guillard at UFC 150 in 2012 and produced a terrific performance as he recorded a devastating first round knockout.
'Cowboy' survived a scare in the opening exchanges as Guillard dropped him with a big left hook.
Cerrone hit the deck but got back to his feet before landing a brutal head kick which knocked out Guillard.
His Octagon showing that night saw him pocket an extra $120,000 after picking up 'Fight of the Night' and 'Knockout of the Night' bonuses.
The 36-year-old has a record 18 post-fight UFC bonuses as he prepares to welcome Conor McGregor back to the UFC.
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And while the veteran American doesn't have a UFC title on his resume, he believes he's a better mixed martial artist than the returning Irishman.
"Do I feel like a better mixed martial artist? Absolutely," he explained ahead of his clash with McGregor. "I feel like I've been in the trenches. I've been in the big fights. I've walked this path many, many times.
"This is my 51st MMA fight coming out of that tunnel. Literally, I've done it more than anybody."
Cerrone returns to the welterweight division for his meeting with McGregor and he doesn't care about the weight.
"I didn't care. They called and said Conor wants to fight you at 170," he added. "I said hell yeah let's do it. It wasn't a beat other than that.
"We're both going to have a healthy, fat camp. How about that? We don't have to worry about battling with diet and all that sh*t. We just get to go be who we want, train hard and show up healthy and I'm excited. All in all to get the best Conor, the best 'Cowboy,' this is the only way to do it."
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