10 Crazy Stories Involving UFC Wildman Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

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The Scuba-Diving Incident

In 2016, Cerrone went scuba diving in Santa Rosa, New Mexico where he and his girlfriend had been challenged to find $500 hidden somewhere at the bottom of Perch Lake.

However, things went disastrously wrong for ‘Cowboy’ when he dove down to around 50-60 feet below the surface and his diving suit suddenly began flooding and he suffered a major air leak that sent him sinking to the bottom of the lake.

“That’s how scuba diving works, it snowballs,” Cerrone told FOX Sports. “If something bad happens, one thing leads to another.”

With air screaming out of his regulator, Cerrone knew he had limited time left before his air supply ran out and so he began literally crawling along the bottom of the lake towards land.

Thankfully he eventually made it all the way to the edge of the lake and dragged himself out, by which stage his gas pressure was just 200 psi (a normal range is between 2,900 – 4400 psi), showing just how close he came to dying that day.

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