UFC! Today we are talking about American professional mixed martial artist and former professional kickboxer, Donald Cerrone. The 34-year-old UFC fighter known for his nickname Cowboy currently competes in the UFC's lightweight and welterweight divisions. Formerly fighting in World Extreme Cage Fighting(WEC), Donald Cerrone later played in the UFC after UFC and WEC merged in October 2010.
Donald, along with his 15 years of fighting career, is reported to have earned the career prize money of $4.06 million. Summing up the earnings via his endorsements and prize money, Donald is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $5 million. Let's know all about his net worth, career earnings, and achievements in his career.
Net worth of Donald Cerrone
Well, the net worth of Donald Cerrone born as Donald Anthony Cerrone, as of 2018 is still under review but as of 2017, it was reported to be $5 million. What about his prize money? Let's get the details of Donald's career earnings.
Donald Cerrone's Earnings in WEC
Donald got professional in his fighting career in 2006 but initially played in the events such as Ring of Fire and American Fighting Championship before signing with WEC. Later playing in the WEC with his debut match against Kenneth Alexander in WEC 30 on September 5, 2007. For the victory, Donald earned the prize money of $3,600, however, later was fined $2,400 for drug allegation charges.
Later on June 1, 2008, Donald fought against Danny Castillo in WEC 34 and owned $10,000 for his win. Though it was not much in the beginning, Donald bout payment increased to $ 30,000 by 2010. In the victorious match against Jamie Varner in WEC 51, Donald got hands over $38,000 and then in WEC 53 on December 16, 2010, he won against Chris Horodecki and pocketed $32,000 including $16,000 win bonus and $16,000 fight payment.
During 3 years career in WEC, Donald played 10 matches with 3 losses and 1 match no contest(drug allegation). Let's take a brief look at Donald's career earnings in WEC.
|WEC 30 (September 5, 2007)||Kenneth Alexander||No contest||$3,600( fined $2,400 for durg allegation)|
|WEC 34 (June 1, 2008)||Danny Castillo||Win||$10,000|
|WEC 36 (November 5, 2008)||Rob McCullough||Win||$21,500|
|WEC 38 (January 25, 2009)||Jamie Varner||Loss||$16,500|
|WEC 41 (June 7, 2009)||James Krause||Win||$18,000|
|WEC 43(October 10, 2009)||Benson Henderson||Loss||$22,000|
|WEC 45 (December 19, 2009)||Ed Ratcliff||Win||$34,000|
|WEC 48 (April 24, 2010)||Benson Henderson||Loss||$14,000|
|WEC 51 (September 30, 2010)||Jamie Varner||Win||$38,000|
|WEC 53 (December 16, 2010)||Chris Horodecki||Win||$32,000|
Donald's total career prize money in WEC was reported to be $207, 200.
Donald Cerrone's Prize money in UFC
As you have known that, WEC and UFC were merged in 2010, so all of WEC players were moved to UFC. Donald later made his debut in UFC 126 against Paul Kelly on February 5, 2011, and winning by submission, Donald Cerrone got the prize money of $111,800 which included $18,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus and $18,000 for the fight. Again in UFC 131, Donald became victorious against Vagner Rocha and won $40,000.
Donald won consecutively against Charles Oliveira and Dennis Siver in UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle and UFC 137 respectively and won $109,000 and $129,000 for each match. However, Donald lost to
Nate Diaz in UFC 141, but took home $105,000.
In 2012, Donald played 2 matches only, i.e. against Jeremy Stephens and Melvin Guillard in UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier and UFC 150, and Donald won both matches pocketing $60,000 and $190,200 respectively.
Donald played 4 matches with 2 wins and 2 losses in 2013. But in 2014, Donald Cerrone went undefeated winning 4 matches in a row. Let's take a look at the table.
|UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson (January 26, 2013)||Anthony Pettis||Loss||$41,000|
|UFC 160 (May 25, 2013)||KJ Noons||Win||$82,000|
|UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 (August 28, 2013)||Rafael dos Anjos||Loss||$48,000|
|UFC 167 (November 16, 2013)||Evan Dunham||Win||$146,000|
|UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson (January 25, 2014)||Adriano Martins||Win||$156,000|
|UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne (April 19, 2014)||Edson Barboza||Win||$164,000|
|UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller (July 16, 2014)||Jim Miller||Win||$170,000|
|UFC 178 (September 27, 2014)||Eddie Alvarez||Win||$126,000|
At the beginning of 2015, Donald fought against Myles Jury in UFC 182 on January 3 and took the victorious prize money of $140,000. Soon on January 18, 2015, Donald got $146,000 after winning against Benson Henderson in UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver.
In UFC 187, Donald fought with John Makdessi, and the result was a victory, granting him the prize money of $152,000. Then on December 19, 2015, Donald fought for the UFC Lightweight Championship against Rafael dos Anjos in UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2, however, Donald lost the match and got $109,000.
Donald Cerrone's Debut in Welterweight and Earnings in 2016
Donald made his Welterweight debut on February 21, 2016, in UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy, against Alex Oliveira and won the match by submission. He was handed the prize money of $228,000 which included $79,000 fight pay, $79,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus and $20,000 Reebok sponsorship.
Let's get some chills watching the best moments of Donald Cerrone in UFC.
On June 18, 2016, Donald fought against Patrick Côté in UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson and got $234,000 for his win. Then the victory went consecutively after Donald won against Rick Story and Matt Brown in UFC 202 and UFC 206 earning $240,000 and $196,000 respectively. Though Donald Cerrone's UFC 205 match was canceled, he got $88,000.
Donald Cerrone's Prize Money in 2017 and 2018
The year 2017 proved to be a bad year for Donald Cerrone, as he lost all of the 3 matches, he earned some bucks though. Donald first lost to Jorge Masvidal in UFC on Fox 23 on January 28, 2017, and got $175,000. Then again, Donald lost in UFC 214 against Robbie Lawler and with Darren Till in UFC Fight Night 118, however, he took home $175,000 from each of the matches.
Let's have a look at the fight highlights.
Donald victory against Yancy earned him the highest amount of his career, which was $330,000 including $155,000 win bonus, $155,000 fight payment and $20,000 Reebok sponsorship. Despite his incredible gameplay, Donald is not able to earn as much as of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, who enjoys $100 million net worth.
Currently, no news of Donald's net fight is out, so let's wait and wish him best.