UFC Star Gives Emotional Interview About Becoming A Father Following Big Win

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

UFC legend Donald Cerrone gave an awesome interview after defeating Mike Perry over the weekend.

Cerrone, who is known for wearing cowboy hats, had his family brought into the octagon after his UFC Denver victory for his emotional speech. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)

His baby, born in June, wore hearing protection as the crowd soaked it up. Cerrone told the audience, “Having a baby changed me. I now know what I’m fighting for. I never knew it before. I felt it, man. It was like you’re not taking food out of my kid’s family.” (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)

That is such an awesome moment. The baby being in the octagon was just the cherry on top. It’s not too often you’ll see something like this out of the UFC. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)

The league is known for being all about violence and toughness. There just aren’t a ton of tender moments like this one from Cerrone.


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Cerrone shouldn’t’ be too worried about money being taken out of his baby’s mouth. He cashed in to the tune of nearly $400,000 for the big win. That’ll certainly buy a lot of dinners.

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