UFC Hall of famer Cowboy Cerrone compares Dying to Taking DMT, talks ripping his peen

Veteran UFC fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently posted a candid video reflecting on some of the most traumatic experiences of his life and career. Cerrone, who was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2023, opened up about nearly dying after a severe accident and sustaining horrific injuries.

The 40-year-old recounted a 2006 incident where he crashed while attempting a jump on his four-wheeler. The impact was so forceful that it broke all of his ribs, punctured his lungs, and caused his internal organs to spill out. In grave condition, Cerrone vividly recalled the sensation of bleeding internally as he lay helpless waiting for emergency medical assistance.

“I remember dying. I remember it’s clearly, clearly dying, and I know the they talk about DMT, like, the strongest hallucinogenic on the planet.”

“It’s in your your body releases it in REM sleep. That’s why you have such graphic lucid dreams. And also just before you die, your body also releases it.”

“I remember dying. It was the most peaceful, graceful feeling,” Cerrone said of losing consciousness at the time. “It was just black. I had no spiritual awakening, I didn’t see the other side. I just passed away.”

Incredibly, Cerrone was revived weeks later after being put into a medically induced coma. However, his body’s traumatic journey was far from over. He described regaining consciousness in a state of severe pain and instinctively ripping out his catheter, causing excruciating injury.

While Cerrone avoided Going into explicit detail out of respect for the audience, he made it clear this particular experience ranked among the most agonizing of his life. “You know the pain if you’ve ever caught it on the zipper before? Imagine that, but much worse,” he said gravely.

The fighter’s brush with death left him with lasting internal damage, including the removal of 9 feet of intestines and half of his stomach. His harrowing recollections provide a sobering perspective on the risks of his profession and the fortitude it takes to recover from life-threatening injuries.

Despite the immense physical trauma he has endured, Cerrone has continued his celebrated UFC career, competing as recently as late 2022 before his Hall of Fame induction. His ability to persevere through such unthinkable pain and anguish is an inspiration to many in the sport and beyond.