The amount of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s uniform fine from Reebok has not been revealed, but “Cowboy” did mention that it was a lot. The fine Cerrone received was for wearing a patch on his fight shorts at UFC on FOX 17, in honor of his terminally ill grandmother and holds it so close to his heart that he says he will continue to wear it despite threats of being banned from fighting in the Octagon if he does it again.
Cerrone recently spoke on the MMA Hour about the fine, and tossed a hot offer to Reebok in development of what the cause of the fine represents (transcribed by MMA Mania):
“ABSOLUTELY I WAS FINED FOR IT, FOR WEARING AN OLD FLAG. PATRIOTICALLY, THAT IS NOT VERY COOL, IS IT? ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY MAKE A PAIR OF GREEN SHORTS FOR MCGREGOR AND I GET FINED FOR PUTTING A SMALL PIECE OF AN AMERICAN FLAG ON MY SHORTS. IT REPRESENTS MY GRANDMA. THAT’S ALL BESIDES THE POINT. JUST THE FACT THAT IT WAS AN AMERICAN FLAG, JUST LOOK AT THAT FACT. THAT ALONE IS, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT’S SUPERSTITIOUS OR A GIFT FROM MY GRANDMA, IT’S BECAUSE I LOVE THE UNITED STATES, IT DOESN’T MATTER. I UNDERSTAND THE FINE, SURE, I’LL TAKE A FINE, BUT WHAT THEY DID TO ME WAS A LOT MORE THAN A FINE BROTHER. I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU THE AMOUNT, BECAUSE I DON’T THINK THAT’S RIGHT. LET’S JUST SAY IT WAS A LOT, LIKE A LOT, A LOT. I WANT TO TALK TO REEBOK AND TELL THEM THAT THEY CAN HAVE THE MONEY, I AM OKAY WITH THAT. BUT, LET’S AT LEAST TAKE THAT MONEY AND GIVE IT TO A CHARITY OF YOUR DISCRETION. I DON’T CARE WHO. LET’S MAKE IT A WOUNDED WARRIOR, OR ANY MILITARY CHARITY YOU WANT. SINCE IT WAS A FLAG AND I FEEL LIKE IT WAS PATRIOTIC, LETS GIVE IT BACK TO PEOPLE THAT’S THE REASON I GET TO FIGHT AND WALK AROUND TO BE FREE EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT THEY FIGHT THEIR LIVES FOR US. LET’S DONATE THAT TO THEM, I’LL EVEN DOUBLE IT. I’LL MATCH THE AMOUNT AND GIVE IT. IT’S NOT THE FACT THAT THEY TOOK, IT’S THAT IT’S OVER THE FLAG. THE AMOUNT TO ME WAS CRAZY. A FEW GRAND? SURE, I WOULD’VE TAKEN THAT, BUT THE AMOUNT THEY TOOK WAS LUDICROUS, SO. MY THING TO WHOEVER TOOK IT, DON’T GIVE IT BACK TO ME, LET’S DONATE IT TO WOUNDED WARRIOR, OR TO A CHARITY TO WOMEN WHOSE CHILDREN WERE ORPHANED BECAUSE THEIR FATHERS WERE DEFENDING OUR COUNTRY.”
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