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Background[ edit ] Cerrone was born in Denver, Colorado. At a young age, Cerrone was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder but never received treatment for it.
Following his parents' divorce, Cerrone lived with his grandparents. After winning a few kickboxing competitions, Cerrone pursued a career in mixed martial arts MMA. He was featured on the Versus television series TapouT , where he was sponsored before his fight with Anthony Njokuani.
Cerrone won the fight in the first round with a triangle choke. When Cerrone was offered his first MMA fight and upon learning his opponent had a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, his grandfather bought Cerrone a house from Vail, Colorado and hired Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Carlos Carvalho to train with him three times per day.
His first fight in the promotion was against Kenneth Alexander.
Originally a win via submission in seconds of the first round, the decision was changed to a no contest when Cerrone tested positive hydrochlorothiazide , a banned diuretic. The fight was highly competitive and won the Fight of the Night award.
However, the fight was stopped prematurely in the fifth round when Cerrone hit Varner's temple with an illegal knee while Varner was still on the ground.
Varner was given time to recover, but he was unable to continue, noting that he had double vision and had sustained a broken hand.
The fight was awarded Fight of the Year honors by Sherdog for Cerrone credited Henderson for being "a hell of a fighter" and conceded that he was slow to start the action, which may have cost him the match. In between rounds, there were often many shoves and obscenities exchanged by both fighters, including a shove at the very end of the match.
In the post fight interview, Cerrone declared he'd be willing to do a rematch in Arizona , Varner's home state, to settle their score once and for all. The bout won Fight of the Night honors. For their performance, both fighters earned Fight of the Night honors.
On his loss to Diaz Cerrone stated, "You know instinct, I think that's the thing a lot of people aren't doing. That's where I made the mistake in my last fight, is, you need to learn to turn your brain off and just go by reactions.
Don't go in there and try and think and do things and fight with your brain, because that's the thing, I got angry and tried to kill him, and when you try to go [too] hard you just can't do it.
This marked the first time in his career that Cerrone lost via strikes. Cerrone next faced Strikeforce veteran K.
Noons on May 25, , at UFC He was replaced by John Makdessi. He won the fight by submission due to an armbar in the first round, becoming the first fighter to finish Perry in MMA. He also added another record to his legacy, becoming the fighter with the most fight bonuses at sixteen.