Donald Cerrone - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 18, 2022

Donald Cerrone
Nick Name: Cowboy
Profession: Boxer
Best Known For: UFC, MMA
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $9 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 29, 1983 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Donald Anthony Cerrone
Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 3

younger sister
Nic Cerrone (younger half-brother)
younger half-sister

High School: Air Academy High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Caucasian, Mexican)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Lindsay Sheffield
Children: 1

Dacson Danger Cerrone (son)
Riot River Cerrone (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 71 kg (156.53 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: 15 inch
Chest Size: 40 inch
Waist Size: 31 inch

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Who is Donald Cerrone?

Donald Cerrone is a mixed martial artist, former professional kickboxer, boxer by profession, and American by nationality. He is signed into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and competes in the lightweight division.

Donald Cerrone – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Donald Cerrone’s birth took place on March 29, 1983, in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was born Donald Anthony Cerrone. 

His mother and father soon divorced and he lived with his grandparents. Cerrone is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling- a younger sister. From his father's following relationship, he has two half-siblings, a younger half-brother named Nic and a half-sister.

young Donald Cerrone with his younger sister (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Donald Cerrone attended Air Academy High School. His ethnicity includes Caucasian and Mexican.

Donald Cerrone – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Cerrone is currently engaged to his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Sheffield in 2014. He and his fiancée welcomed their child, son Dacson Danger Cerrone on June 29, 2018. They welcomed their second son Riot River Cerrone on September 11, 2020. The couple eventually married, although their wedding date is unknown.

He and his wife currently reside in Edgewood, New Mexico, and are living without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce. 

Donald Cerrone with his wife, mother, and sons (Image: Instagram)

Donald Cerrone – Career

Early Career

He began his professional career as a bull rider while still in high school. At the age of 20, he began training in kickboxing and moved on to learn Muay Thai. He competed in kickboxing competitions and won. Cerrone soon began a career in mixed martial arts (MMA).

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Mixed martial arts

Before Donald Cerrone’s debut game in MMA, he trained for several with numerous trainers. His grandfather even hired Carlos Carvalho, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt to train him when it was shared that his opponent had a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu

He began his professional career in MMA in 2002 after he signed with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). He won his first game against Kenneth Alexander in the WEC but was changed to a no-contest when Donald Cerrone tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a banned diuretic medication.


He fought in WEC from 2008 to 2010.  When WEC merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Donald Cerrone too transferred to the UFC. He moved to welterweight in 2016 and returned to lightweight in 2019. 

In MMA he has played in 49 games with 36 wins and 12 losses. In Kickboxing Cerrone won a total of 29 games with 28 wins and 1 draw.

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Donald Cerrone (MMA Mania)


Some of his opponents include Rich Crunkilton, Jamie Varner, Benson Henderson, and Alexander Hernandez.

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Donald Cerrone – Awards, Titles

He has won World MMA Awards, and Sherdog Awards, and has held more than 25 titles including Lineal MMA Lightweight Champion, 2015 Best Fighter of the Half-Year, and Dominion Warrior Muay Thai World Lightweight, among others.

Donald Cerrone – Net Worth, Salary

Donald Cerrone’s net worth is estimated to be $9 Million. There have been no estimates on his salary/ annual earnings as MMA fighters are paid for each match which is inconsistent. 

Donald Cerrone – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Donald Cerrone is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He also has a YouTube channel and an official website-

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