Donald Cerrone Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluwatosin Michael
Dec 14, 2023 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on May 15, 2022
Donald Cerrone is a mixed martial artist.
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About Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone is an American professional MMA fighter.
Donald Cerrone was born in Denver, Colorado, the United States of America on March 29, 1983. Donald is known by his professional nickname, Cowboy.
Donald Cerrone was a former professional kickboxer. Donald Cerrone currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Welterweight division. He holds the 23rd rank in the official UFC, Welterweight division ranking. Donald also has the record for the maximum number of post-fight bonuses in UFC and WEC.

Donald Cerrone Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Donald Cerrone’s net worth?

The net worth of Donald Cerrone is estimated to be $9 million. The source of his net worth is from being a fighter, an actor, and a producer.

How much does Donald Cerrone earn per year?

The amount of money Donald Cerrone earns per year is not known, but from his single fight, he makes nearly $200,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Donald Cerrone?

Donald Cerrone stands at a height of 6 ft (183 cm) tall.

How old is Donald Cerrone?

Donald Cerrone was born on March 29, 1983. As of 2022, the age of martial artist is 39-years-old.

Childhood And Education

On March 29, 1983, Donald Cerrone was born in Denver, Colorado. He was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder at a very early age but did not get any treatment for it. While growing up, he was considered to be a troubled child. His parents got divorced when he was a child. Cerrone often got into trouble while street fighting so his parents sent him to his grandmother’s place. Donald also has a younger sister and two half-siblings from his father's side.
Donald did his high school graduation from Air Academy High School, El Paso County, Colorado. He went on to pursue his career in bull riding and became professional too.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Donald Cerrone dating?

Donald Cerrone is engaged to Lindsay Sheffield. Donald and Lindsay got engaged in 2014. Donald and his fiance are blessed with two beautiful children, Dacson Danger Cerrone, who was born on June 29, 2018 and Riot River Cerrone, who was born on September 11, 2020.

Career And Professional Highlights

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At the age of 20, Donald started taking the training of kickboxing and also of Muay Thai. Donald has became a professional kickboxer and has also won many competitions of kickboxing and had a good career in kickboxing, but he decided to became a mixed martial artist. He pursued his career in MMA. Donald started his career in Commerce City's gym known as Freedom Fighters, and he started his training with Keith Jardine, Jon Jones, Tom Watson, Rashad Evans, Georges St-Pierre, and Nathan Marquardt.
World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) signed Donald to fight, and his first fight was with Kenneth Alexander. At WEC 38, in January 2009, he had a fight with WEC light weight champion Jamie Varner, however, he lost the match due to a technical decision. In October 2009, in the Taxes, Donald had a fight with Benson Henderson for the WEC Interim Lightweight Championship, although he lost due to unanimous decision.
In October 2010, WEC merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and all the fighters were transferred to the UFC. In February 2011, at UFC 126, Donald had fight with Paul Kelly, and both fighters won Fight of the Night honors. In December 2011, at UFC 141, Donald had a fight with Nate Diaz and for that fight both fighters got Fight of the Night honors. In February 2016, at UFC Fight Night 83, Donald faced Alex Oliveira, and Donald was even awarded with a Performance of the Night bonus. In January 2017, in the co-main event at UFC on Fox 23, Donald had a fight with Jorge Masvidal, but he lost the fight. In May 2018, at UFC on ESPN 24, Donald had a fight with Alex Morono, but he lost the fight due to a technical knockout. UFC in 2009 banned Hoelzer Reich (who sponsored Donald) for spreading radical symbols.
Besides being a fighter for MMA, Donald also worked as an actor and a producer. He worked in some films such as 'The Equalizer 2', 'Spenser Confidential', 'The Commando', 'Embattled', 'The Harder They Fall', 'Puppy Love', and 'The Outlaw Johnny Black'. Donald also worked in television series such as 'Godless', 'Magnum P.I.', 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' and in 'The Night Shift'.

Charity Work

Donald Cerrone supports the military charity.

What awards has Donald Cerrone won?

Donald Cerrone has won many awards, which include one time Dominion Warrior Muay Thai World Lightweight Championship, one-time KDC Amateur Welterweight Championship, and in 2006 Muay Thai US Lightweight Tournament Championship.
He won six times Fight of the Night in UFC, three times Knock Out of the Night in UFC, seven times Performance of the Night UFC, two times Submission of the Night in UFC, five times Fight of the Night of WEC, in 2009, he was awarded with Fight of the Year by He is also known for the second-most wins in UFC Light Weight history, which was for 17 times.
Donald was also awarded with Ring of Fire Light Weight Championship, in 2008, Round of the Year and in 2009 Fight of the Year by Sherdog Awards, and in 2011, he was awarded with MMA Awards of Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.

Donald Cerrone’s Hobbies And Interests

The hobbies of Donald Cerrone are rock climbing and ATV riding.

Other Interesting Donald Cerrone Facts And Trivia

  • Donald has his own BMF range in Edgewood, New Mexico.
  • Donald is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Gaidojutsu.
  • Donald celebrates his birthday on March 29, and his zodiac sign is Aries.
  • Donald is of Irish and Italian descent.
  • He presently resides in Edgewood, New Mexico, with his fiance and children.
  • Donald is also known for the second most finishes in UFC history.
  • Cerrone has 10 pro MMA knockouts.
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Donald Cerrone Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Donald Anthony Cerrone

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With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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