UFC Ottawa: Donald Cerrone Reflects on Win, Says he “Was Lost” in Round One
By FCF Staff
Donald Cerrone worked his way to a clear cut, decision win over Al Iaquinta at UFC Ottawa. But, after the one-sided victory, “Cowboy” admitted he “felt lost” in the bout’s opening round.
Following his win, which came via scores of 49-45, 49-45, 49-46, Cerrone reported the following (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I was telling my corners, I felt terrible starting that fight,” Cerrone said. “I couldn’t find it, back in the locker room I didn’t want to warm up. I didn’t want to get ready, I didn’t want to hit pads, I didn’t want to wrestle. I didn’t want to fight until the second round. People always say I’m a slow starter and, ‘What Cowboy are you going to get?’ And we train hard, we train so hard and we try and find for our opponents to beat us so that we can show up and beat them on our worst day. And today was my worst day…
“The Cowboy you get is a crapshoot,” Cerrone said. “If it was Al, he had my number, he should have just f*ckin’ turned it on in the first round because I was lost. I don’t know where I was, but I wasn’t in the fight.”
The 36-year-old Cerrone has won three straight fights now and holds an overall record of 36-11, 1 no-contest. Iaquinta’s record fell to 14-5-1.