Play Fantasy:


Donald Cerrone wants to go pro as a wakeboarder


View photo


(Combat Lifestyle)

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone will fight Anthony Pettis at the UFC's next card on Fox, but a win over his fellow WEC veteran isn't Cerrone's only goal for 2013. He told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that he plans to go pro as a wakeboarder this year.

"I love wakeboarding and definitely plan on going pro this year," Cerrone said.

Like in MMA, wakeboarding has a local circuit where Cerrone will have to start. He won't make any money at the lower levels. Wakeboarders are pulled behind motor boats on wakeboards, and compete by doing tricks on the board. It's like a mix of surfing, water skiing and snowboarding.

Cerrone, who is fond of riding horses, roping cattle and the like, said worries about getting injured outside of training will not sideline him.

"This summer, I'll definitely be out on the water and riding my horses."

"For me, I'm trying to be a professional wakeboarder. It's just like when I'm trying to be a professional cagefighter. It's not like I'm fooling around, getting drunk and recklessly doing it. It's another professional sport."

But that doesn't mean he'll do it against the UFC's wishes. He will talk with UFC brass.

"I'm going to sit down, and talk with the big guys and sort it all out."

What do you think of Cerrone's plan to become a two-sport athlete? Speak up in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 3272/10000 $1 $20000 In 50 minutes Enter
NHL $1.3K Tournament [$125 to 1st] 576/1478 $1 $1300 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NHL $1.5K Tournament [$150 to 1st] 122/341 $5 $1500 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (38)