“Cowboy” Cerrone slams PETA: “You’re f***ed up!”

UFC record-holder Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone finds himself at odds with animal rights organisation PETA after this weeks press conference

It’s safe to say that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone isn’t held in particularly high regard at PETA.

Cerrone truly lives like his nick name would suggest: Off the land. He has begun dressing in all the more extravagant attire as of late, which was very apparent at the UFC 246 pre fight press conference. Sporting a black python skin suit, “Cowboy” received high praise from his upcoming opponent Conor McGregor. All the talk regarding his suit was not positive, however.

The animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), caught wind off the clothing, and took a stance against it on social media.


@TheNotoriousMMA and @CowboyCerrone! You’re right! We ARE here—to remind you that only COWARDS would brag about wearing an animal who was likely beaten & skinned alive. Why don’t you knock out your insecurities and only wear your OWN skin?”

This was brought up to Cerrone at the UFC media day ahead of this weekend’s event, and “Cowboy” fired back at PETA.

“I bet if killing humans was legal I would wear a badass human jacket…At the ranch I have a lot of animals, turkey, goats, chicken, pigs, we kill and eat them all ourselves, we eat every bit of them… If there’s anything inhumane and unjust about raising and killing my own meat for my own sake, PETA you’re fucked up,” ‘Cowboy’ said.

“Granted I didn’t kill the snake or raise the snake to build the python jacket but goddamn it was fucking cool so I had to wear it”

Was  this response warranted?

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com