Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Put on a Stunning Striking Clinic to Dissect Al Iaquinta Across Five Rounds at UFC Ontario in Canada… Check Out the Highlights Below…
‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has left the building. ‘Daddy’ Cerrone is in the house. The Colorado native is a fighter like we have never seen before. A former bull rider, he’s broken almost every record in the book and has the most appearances in UFC history. He put a brutal beating on Al Iaquinta in a dominant performance in Ottawa.
After a pretty crummy card, fans were rewarded for their patience. This was a great fight. Even though he was bloody and beaten by the end, credit needs to go to Iaquinta too for continuing to come forward and try and go to work. Cerrone was just too good for him though.
Check out the highlights below as the ‘Cowboy’ Renaissance continues. Could he get a title shot later this year?
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He might not have got the finish, but he definitely wasn’t far off it. This was a classic performance by ‘Cowboy’. The first round started relatively tentatively, but Iaquinta showed off his chin when he walked into a massive knee. Cerrone also let loose with the leg kicks, one of the stories of this violent fight.
The second round was arguably Iaquinta’s best. Cerrone had more output, but ‘Ragin Al’ had him wobbled at the end of the round. He wasn’t able to make it count though, as the famous slow-starter began to let loose. Cerrone knocked him down at the end of the third, the damage was visible on Iaquinta’s face.
Rounds four and five were one-way traffic. A gorgeously-timed front kick stopped Iaquinta in his tracks, sending him crashing to the mat. The New Yorker couldn’t get close and was slowed by the leg kicks. He was able to go into the fifth after getting examined by the doctor. Cerrone unloaded with combinations of kicks and punches like a devastating cyclone of destruction. It was a clear and dominant win.
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Cerrone has the most wins in UFC history with 23. He’s got an incredible 16 knockouts and also set the record for knockdowns (20). Nobody has earned more performance bonuses than the Denver native either. Throughout his prolific career, he’s earned a massive 16. Oh and he’s got 7 KOs via kick or knee, another UFC record.
One thing is certain: Cerrone is not a mere fighter. He’s a warrior. At 36-years-old, there’s not a lot of time for him to challenge for that lightweight title, but he’s determined to surge towards the gold. Even if he never wins a title, he’s a guaranteed Hall-of-Famer. Sometimes the belt really does not matter.
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The title is what Cerrone wants. In a congested division, he is likely one fight away from getting that shot. He called out Conor McGregor, but Tony Ferguson might be a more likely fight. Wow, what carnage that clash would be. ‘Cowboy’ told Michael Bisping:
“I want the title, whatever that means. Unless Conor McGregor you want to fight me in July. I’m ready.”
McGregor doesn’t want that fire.