ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ― UFC superstar Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone will take over the PBR's official Twitter account Saturday night during the Ty Murray Invitational, providing fans with his own unique insights from behind-the-chutes in Albuquerque, N.M.
The newest member of the Back Seat Buckers program, the PBR and
ABBI's turnkey bull ownership program, Cerrone is no stranger to
the sport of bull riding. In fact, he was a bull rider before he
became a fighter.
"I'm a huge PBR fan," Cerrone said. "I love this. I watch it all the time. I've been following it since I was a kid."
Fans are encouraged to tweet questions using #PBRABQ, @PBR and @CowboyCerrone, as Cerrone will answer fan
questions throughout Saturday's event.
One of the top MMA lightweights in the world, Cerrone trains in Albuquerque and fights out of Greg Jackson's gym, where he specializes in kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also owns the Cowboy Fight Ranch in Edgewood, N.M., where he lives and practices with like-minded fighters.
"I couldn't be the best at bull riding, so fighting is what I took to," Cerrone said, "(but) believe me, I'd love to be doing this."
During last year's Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, Cerrone helped introduce some of the PBR's Ford Invasion team to the sport of MMA in Las Vegas.
He'll return to soak in the sport of bull riding at the Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico this weekend.
Back Seat Buckers is the PBR and ABBI's turnkey bull ownership
program. Animals compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars over
the course of the season. There are still a few spots available.
Call Alyssa at 719-242-2747, or visit BackSeatBuckers.com to learn more.
Any earnings Cerrone's Back Seat Buckers bull makes will be donated to the Kevin Harvick Foundation.
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