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Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone's Bull Riding Adventure Cut Short by Injury

Former UFC star Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone's foray into bull riding took a serious turn this week as he underwent surgery following a significant injury sustained during a bull riding accident. While his mixed martial arts career may be behind him, Cerrone continues to lead an eventful life post-retirement, embracing new and adventurous pursuits.



Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone


One such endeavor was his decision to try his hand at bull riding, agreeing to take on Dana White's bull, Twisted Steel, for an eight-second ride at the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) "Unleash The Beast" event scheduled for May 18 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. However, Cerrone recently revealed on Instagram that this exciting challenge would no longer be possible due to his injury.


"As y’all know, I was set to ride Dana White’s 'Twisted Steel' at the PBR World Finals on May 18," Cerrone wrote. "I was just rushed into surgery with a 100-percent biceps tear off the bone! Guess you mess with the bull, you sometimes get the horns. This is not the end. I will rehab and get back after it."

Cerrone remains optimistic about his recovery, expressing determination to return to his active lifestyle.


Well, if y’all want to see what happened to the one-arm man, this is it," he continued. "Now, if you’re thinkin’ this is it, and ol’ cowboy is down and out— no sir. @danawhite hooked me up with one of the best surgeons for a full bicep tear, and give it six-eight weeks, and with help from @transcendHrt, and I’ll be back at it. Ain’t going out like this!!"

Dana White, the UFC president and owner of Twisted Steel, shared his perspective on the situation, expressing his initial concerns about the challenge. "I thought this was a bad idea for Cowboy from the start," White said in a statement.


"Twisted Steel is the nastiest bull in the PBR. He’s bucked 90-percent of his riders. Let’s leave it to the pros at the PBR World Finals in Arlington."

Cerrone's determination and resilience are evident as he faces this setback head-on, promising to bounce back stronger.

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