Donald Cerrone Denies Getting PPV Money For UFC 246

Donald CerroneIt looks like Donald Cerrone didn’t necessarily get the “red panty night” everyone thought he was going to get for fighting Conor McGregor at UFC 246 last month. Typically, when someone fights McGregor, they’re set for a million-dollar, or more, payday. However, taking to Instagram to respond to a fan, Cerrone noted he did not […]

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It looks like Donald Cerrone didn’t necessarily get the “red panty night” everyone thought he was going to get for fighting Conor McGregor at UFC 246 last month.

Typically, when someone fights McGregor, they’re set for a million-dollar, or more, payday. However, taking to Instagram to respond to a fan, Cerrone noted he did not receive pay-per-view (PPV) points for the fight, and was only paid a flat rate to show up.

Cerrone only made $200,000 in total for the contest. His contract was $200,000 to show and $200,000 to win. However, McGregor made quick work of Cerrone, taking him out in 40 seconds after some nasty shoulder strikes, a head-kick, and follow-up ground-and-pound before the fight was waved off.

McGregor took home a grand total of $3,050,000. That comes from a flat $3 million fee and his $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. McGregor, however, will receive PPV points, so he stands to make plenty more where that came from.

This is especially unfortunate for Cerrone, as it was recently reported that the UFC 246 PPV did record-breaking numbers on ESPN+. UFC 246 saw over one million streams, helped pull in a ton of ESPN+ subscribers, and surpassed the Logan Paul vs. KSI boxing match, which did 814,000 buys. UFC 246 is expected to have generated approximately $70 million in streaming revenue.

What do you think about Cerrone not getting PPV points for his loss at UFC 246?

Conor McGregor Responds To Stephen A. Smith For ‘Cowboy’ Criticism

ESPN sports broadcaster Stephen A. Smith took a lot of criticism for his take on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s performance against Conor McGregor at UFC 246. Smith said he was “disgusted” with Cerrone’s performance, which saw him finished in 40 seconds by the returning McGregor. The mixed martial arts (MMA) community didn’t take too kindly to […]

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ESPN sports broadcaster Stephen A. Smith took a lot of criticism for his take on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s performance against Conor McGregor at UFC 246.

Smith said he was “disgusted” with Cerrone’s performance, which saw him finished in 40 seconds by the returning McGregor. The mixed martial arts (MMA) community didn’t take too kindly to Smith criticizing a legend like Cerrone the way he did, including longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Rogan recently responded to Smith’s comments on his podcast, saying it was a bad look for the sport.

Now, Smith took to his Twitter to post a video, responding to Rogan’s comments, noting he has a lot of respect for Rogan, but saying he was wrong on this one.

“Mad respect to Joe Rogan, nothing but respect for the man and the tremendous work he has done and he will continue to throughout the years and for the years to come. But you’re wrong on this one my man,” Smith said. “Me, Stephen A. Smith, me being at the Conor McGregor fight, against “Cowboy” Cerrone, saying what I said, that he didn’t show us much in 40 seconds.

“That warrants, ‘it’s not good for the sport,’ it’s not good for me? It’s not good for ESPN? First of all, as it pertains to ESPN, check the numbers. The subscribers to ESPN+, the level of attention that it got, the traffic that it generated in digital and beyond. Check the numbers, number one. That’s not just because of me, that’s because of you. Cause of Ariel [Helwani], because of Chael [Sonnen], because of Michael Bisping, and everybody else associated with it. Check the numbers, number one.

“That’s not good for the sport? I certainly think that’s good for the sport. I don’t claim to be the aficionado you are, or anybody else covering this sport, but excuse me. I have been a reporter for 25 years, I have covered sports on a variety of competitive levels, regardless of what the sport is. That includes boxing and the UFC.”

Smith continued on by offering Rogan to name the time and place where they could debate his take on the fight, as well as his credentials to discuss MMA, and he’ll be there.

“I stand by that,” Smith said. “I don’t think disagreeing with that position warrants the type of criticism that came in my direction. Having said that, you’re entitled, you have your right. As I have my right to respond, as I’m doing right now. But anytime you want to talk to me about this fight, or you want to talk to me about my credentials to discuss something in the world of sports. Name the time and place Joe Rogan, and I’ll show up.

“It’s not a problem. It’s not a problem at all. You don’t know me so I’m not going to knock you for speaking out the way you spoke out, without calling me – I don’t care about all that. I respect where you’re coming from. You’re just wrong on this particular one, and I’m telling you you’re wrong.”

One man who responded to Smith’s video response to Rogan was none other than Conor McGregor himself. While McGregor agreed that he didn’t show enough in the 40 seconds he was in the Octagon against Cerrone, the Irishman did seem to take issue with Smith’s comments on Cerrone. McGregor told Smith he should apologize for his comments.

“The call you discuss here is A+. I didn’t show enough. I’m not paid by the hour though. Joe’s comments however, come from you saying the opposition fighter quit. Broken nose/orbital bone say different. Fighting is vicious. Those who make the walk deserve full respect! Apologise.”

This led to a very lengthy response from Smith.

“Sir, mich respect to the great @TheNotoriousMMA. My recollection on what I said is “That’s the way it looked.” Cowboy Cerrone is a perennial top-10 fighter. Much respect to him for the lengthy career he has had. Wishing him nothing but the best. But I don’t think it’s unfair to say that more than 40-seconds was expected from as tough of an SOB as he is, @TheNotoriousMMA.

“Nor do I think it’s wrong to assume that there’s no way that’s 40-second fight would take place w/ you vs Nurmegamedov or Masvidal. We expected more than what we got. Props to YOU for that. But to know how tough Cowboy is, lots of fans like myself expected more and I don’t think @joerogan is right to question my knowledge about a fight just because I wasn’t satisfied with what I saw.

“I said what I said and I meant it. It’s possible to do that and still have tremendous respect for you @TheNotoriousMMA, along with @joerogan. Both of you are fantastic for the @UFC. I wouldn’t enjoy it nearly as much without the both of you. I wish you both prosperity in the future. But we clearly disagree about Cowboy’s performance on Jan.18.”

What do you think about McGregor’s response to Smith’s comments?

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Joe Rogan Reacts To Stephen A. Smith Bashing ‘Cowboy’: That’s A Bad Look For Everybody

Stephe A. Smith struck a nerve with the mixed martial arts (MMA) community with his comments about Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on the UFC 246 post-fight show last week. Cerrone had just lost to Conor McGregor in 40 seconds of their pay-per-view (PPV) main event. After the fight, Smith expressed how “disgusted” he was with Cerrone’s […]

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Stephe A. Smith struck a nerve with the mixed martial arts (MMA) community with his comments about Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on the UFC 246 post-fight show last week.

Cerrone had just lost to Conor McGregor in 40 seconds of their pay-per-view (PPV) main event. After the fight, Smith expressed how “disgusted” he was with Cerrone’s performance, before proceeding to bash the longtime UFC veteran. Alongside him during those comments was longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Rogan mentioned on the broadcast that he disagreed with Smith, but didn’t go into too much detail.

That all changed during a recent episode of Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” alongside Josh Thomson. Rogan suggested that, had he done the broadcast like someone such as Daniel Cormier, it would’ve been better for the sport. (H/T MMA Junkie)

“(Daniel Cormier) and I would’ve had a completely different conversation and it would’ve been better for the sport,” Rogan said. “There’s no positive in downplaying the career of Donald Cerrone and what he can do as a fighter. What that showed to me is how phenomenal Conor performed. That’s what it showed to me.

“If either you or I was talking about cricket, and we were on TV doing commentary on cricket, we would look out of place. It would be (expletive) up and real cricket fans would be upset at us. That’s nothing. You are naked in the most literal sense of the word (in MMA). Physically, you are naked. Emotionally, when fighters lose, it’s (expletive) devastating.

“For Conor to smash ‘Cowboy’ like that in front of his wife, his kid, his grandma and the whole world. You’ve got to have some respect for that man, and this sport demands a different perspective. It’s not the same thing as a ball going into a hoop. It’s not the same thing as crossing a line with a football. It’s different. It’s very intense and very personal, and it’s also very (expletive) dangerous and to play it off like it’s just a game, I don’t agree with it.”

Rogan understands that Smith is a household name in sports broadcasting and why ESPN added him to the program. However, the longtime UFC commentator simply believes his comments are a bad look on the sport.

“That’s a bad look for everybody,” Rogan said. “It’s a bad look for ESPN, it’s a bad look for him, it’s a bad look for the sport. There’s other people that can do this. … We have plenty of people out there who understand the sport. There’s plenty of them. But the thing about him is he’s really popular.

“(He just got a contract extension) because his personality is so fun. He’s a fun guy to watch and people love (expletive)-talking and they love people arguing about (expletive) and one person is better at arguing. Stephen A. Smith is really good at that stuff. But it’s not the place for MMA. It’s just not the place. It’s not the same thing.”

What do you think about Rogan’s comments regarding Smith being on UFC broadcasts?

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Hear What Conor McGregor Told Donald Cerrone After 40-Second TKO

Conor McGregor made a statement in his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition last weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020). McGregor headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout. It only took the Irishman 40 seconds to get the […]

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Conor McGregor made a statement in his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition last weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020).

McGregor headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout. It only took the Irishman 40 seconds to get the job done, after spending over a year away from active competition. His last fight was a 2018 submission loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In his return Saturday night, McGregor came out hard with a big left hand, which Cerrone ducked under, but ran right into “Notorious’” knee. After a clinch, McGregor nailed Cerrone with several hard shoulder shots, which fractured Cerrone’s nose and orbital bone. Upon separation, McGregor blocked a head-kick from “Cowboy,” before landing a big one of his own which dropped Cerrone.

After some nasty ground-and-pound, the referee waved the action off. It was McGregor’s first victory in combat sports competition since November of 2016 when he beat Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s 155-pound champion, and the first-ever two-division champ in UFC history. Now, the UFC has released its “UFC 246: The Thrill and the Agony – Sneak Peek” video on its official YouTube channel.

In the video, fans can hear exactly what McGregor said to Cerrone seconds after TKO’ing him. Here’s what the Irishman had to say.

“I love you Donald,” McGregor said. “Those shoulder shots broke it [nose] eh?”

McGregor then had an exchange of words with Cerrone’s grandmother. Here’s what McGregor told “Cowboy’s” grandma.

“I have respect for you. So much respect for you. You raised a hell of a boy. You should be proud I’m serious.”

A nice show of respect from two great fighters. You can check out the full video in the player below.

What do you make of McGregor’s comments to Cerrone after finishing him at UFC 246?

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Hear What Conor McGregor Told Donald Cerrone After 40-Second TKO

Conor McGregor made a statement in his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition last weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020). McGregor headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout. It only took the Irishman 40 seconds to get the […]

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Conor McGregor made a statement in his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition last weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020).

McGregor headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout. It only took the Irishman 40 seconds to get the job done, after spending over a year away from active competition. His last fight was a 2018 submission loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In his return Saturday night, McGregor came out hard with a big left hand, which Cerrone ducked under, but ran right into “Notorious’” knee. After a clinch, McGregor nailed Cerrone with several hard shoulder shots, which fractured Cerrone’s nose and orbital bone. Upon separation, McGregor blocked a head-kick from “Cowboy,” before landing a big one of his own which dropped Cerrone.

After some nasty ground-and-pound, the referee waved the action off. It was McGregor’s first victory in combat sports competition since November of 2016 when he beat Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s 155-pound champion, and the first-ever two-division champ in UFC history. Now, the UFC has released its “UFC 246: The Thrill and the Agony – Sneak Peek” video on its official YouTube channel.

In the video, fans can hear exactly what McGregor said to Cerrone seconds after TKO’ing him. Here’s what the Irishman had to say.

“I love you Donald,” McGregor said. “Those shoulder shots broke it [nose] eh?”

McGregor then had an exchange of words with Cerrone’s grandmother. Here’s what McGregor told “Cowboy’s” grandma.

“I have respect for you. So much respect for you. You raised a hell of a boy. You should be proud I’m serious.”

A nice show of respect from two great fighters. You can check out the full video in the player below.

What do you make of McGregor’s comments to Cerrone after finishing him at UFC 246?

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UFC 246 Medical Suspensions: Donald Cerrone Gets Six-Month Sit

The UFC 246 medical suspensions are in, after this past weekend’s (Sat. January 18, 2020) UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event of the night, Conor McGregor ran through Donald Cerrone at welterweight, finishing “Cowboy” in only 40 seconds. McGregor nailed Cerrone with some nasty […]

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The UFC 246 medical suspensions are in, after this past weekend’s (Sat. January 18, 2020) UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the main event of the night, Conor McGregor ran through Donald Cerrone at welterweight, finishing “Cowboy” in only 40 seconds. McGregor nailed Cerrone with some nasty shoulder strikes that fractured Cerrone’s nose and orbital bone. Now, Cerrone is suspended for six months, or until cleared by doctors.

The fight was McGregor’s first since October of 2018. He did not receive a medical suspension seeing as he was not hit once. You can check out the full UFC 246 medical suspensions below, courtesy of MMA Fighting.

UFC 246 Medical Suspensions

  • Donald Cerrone: suspended until July 17 unless cleared by maxillofacial doctor for nasal fracture and mild orbital fracture; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • Aleksei Oleinik: suspended until March 4 with no contact until Feb. 18.
  • Maurice Green: needs MRI of right elbow and X-ray of right foot – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • Ode Osbourne: suspended until Feb. 9 with no contact until Feb. 2.
  • Anthony Pettis: needs clearance of left foot by orthopedic doctor or suspended until July 17; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • Diego Ferreira: needs MRI of right knee – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • Maycee Barber: needs MRI of left knee – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until March 4 with no contact until Feb. 18 for left forehead laceration.
  • Andre Fili: suspended until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • Sodiq Yusuff: needs X-ray of right foot – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • Tim Elliott: suspended until March 4 with no contact until Feb. 18.
  • Askar Askarov: suspended until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • Nasrat Haqparast: suspended until March 19 with no contact until March 4.
  • Justin Ledet: suspended until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.
  • JJ Aldrich: needs X-ray of right hand – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 9 with no contact until Feb. 2.

What do you think of the UFC 246 medical suspensions?

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