Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone loves to fight. Almost as much as he loves to buy fun things, ride bulls and do other crazy things.
In 2014, Cerrone fought four times - and had his hand raised as the winner each time.
He capped off the year in September with a decision victory over former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez. And while he didn't reach his goal of five fights in the calendar year, he left his mark on the lightweight division.
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It’s difficult to judge who had the best year in MMA, but the above five all earned their keep since January. Here’s a look at the Top-5 fighters from the UFC and Bellator, along with a few that just missed the cut.
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