Donald Cerrone was born just outside Denver, Colorado.
Come Saturday night at UFC 150, Cerrone will return to his native land to face Melvin Guillard in the co-main event.
Cerrone, during a recent interview with Inside MMA, believes having dealt with the altitude that comes with competing in Colorado, and the distinct home-Octagon advantage the crowd will give him, should help push him past Guillard.
This has been a dream I’ve had ever since I would fight kickboxing. Fighting someone at home is a big deal. You have all that momentum of everyone there trying to watch them. Some people feed off of that energy and some don’t. Hopefully, I feed off it.
As for the altitude issue, “Cowboy” said, “I think altitude is a huge deal and people don’t really think about it until they’re here.”
Cerrone (18-4) will look for his second consecutive win after defeating Jeremy Stephens earlier this year.
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