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Cerrone Talks Near-Death Diving Experience

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UFC contracts have a “dangerous activities” clause that reportedly prohibits wakeboarding, horseback riding, snowboarding, and other pursuits that cumulatively amount to a typical afternoon for welterweight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

Last week Cerrone went scuba diving for $500 worth of silver that had been hidden in the bottom of a lake. It almost cost him his life.

“My dry suit flooded,” said Cerrone to Andy Nesbitt of FOX Sports. “I wasn’t very deep, maybe 50-60 feet. Then my first stage blew. PFFFFTTTT. So I had like a massive air leak and I’m sunk at the bottom of a lake. And my regulator’s wide open flowing – just screaming air out of it. My girl tried to like … I should have took her air, but I just pushed her away from me and just torpedoed, sort of like crawling out of the lake.”

“Someone hid $500 worth of silver in this lake, called Perch Lake. So we had to find these clues and decipher all these things … And we got it, we were going to get it. And right when I got in – BOOM – all this s*** happened. That’s how scuba diving works, it snowballs. If something bad happens, one thing leads to another, so I just literally crawled out of the lake. I came back up with 200 psi, so any more time (expletive) and I would have been…”

“That’s how scuba diving works, it snowballs. If something bad happens, one thing leads to another. So I just literally crawled out of the lake. I came back up with 200 psi when I finally left. So any more time bulls*****ing and I would have been… [makes throat slashing gesture].”

To provide context  on the 200 psi, when filled, cylinder gas pressure normally ranges between 2,900 and 4,400 psi.

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Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.