UFC Austin: What Knocked Cowboy Cerrone Out of April Fight? It Wasn’t the Tacos

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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has a 2nd accidental to measurement into the cage with Joe Lauzon this week, aft a combat successful precocious April fell done erstwhile helium came down with a atrocious lawsuit of nutrient poisoning.

But what precisely took him retired of that April match-up, and wherefore did the combat autumn done astatine the eleventh hour?

“I person ne'er been that sick, ever. And I tried to unreal it was okay,” Cerrone (36-16, 2NC) explained during this week’s UFC Austin media day. The doctors astatine manus gave Cerrone until 3PM connected the time of the combat to spot if things would crook around. When they didn’t, they called the fight.

“It was truly weird, I got similar nutrient poisoning, but I was each vertigo-y. You cognize similar erstwhile you portion with your buddies and you get location astatine 3AM and past you’ve got to enactment your ft connected the level to discontinue spinning? It was similar that.”

Many, including UFC President Dana White, had claimed that Cerrone’s ailment had been the effect of immoderate atrocious thoroughfare tacos. Cerrone disputes that. Sure, helium deed up a thoroughfare taco spot successful beforehand of Cinco De Mayo (and successful beforehand of his fight), but helium believes the culprit was thing other helium ate.

“We each ate there, but I don’t deliberation that was it [the tacos], due to the fact that however could I beryllium the lone 1 that was sick? There was probably, I don’t know, 25 of america that went— my kids, my wife, my grandma, cipher other got ill,” recalled Cerrone. “But I did devour this Tapioca thing astatine the deli downstairs; I deliberation that’s what it could person been. I don’t deliberation it was the thoroughfare tacos, due to the fact that everybody ate it, and we each ate— maine and my kids ate disconnected the aforesaid plate. Plus I got a crocodile gut, usually I tin devour the ovum sandwich from the state presumption and beryllium okay.”

Either way, we tin anticipation Cowboy is simply a small much selective with his fare up of UFC Austin this Saturday, conscionable to beryllium safe.

In the meantime, Saturday could crook retired to beryllium 1 of the past times we spot Cowboy successful the cage. The program is still, helium said, to person 50 fights betwixt the WEC and UFC. Counting a mates of No Contests (record-wise, they don’t count, but helium did marque the walk), this Saturday volition beryllium combat fig 48 betwixt the 2 promotions.

“Two more. Two much aft this one,” Cerrone confirmed this week. “50 is an unthinkable number, I mean hopefully nary 1 volition interaction it, truthful I tin bow out.”

When helium does caput on the dusty way for good, Cerrone has nary plans connected taking a match-up with immoderate young buck.

“No, nary no no. Another fable would beryllium fun, a chill fight. Stay distant from the young kids, they’re f*cking pugnacious and killers man,” Cerrone stated. “They’re truthful good, this athletics has evolved unbelievably. It’s amusive gathering and talking to each the kids astatine the PI [Performance Institute], of people I did the campy astatine the PI truthful I spot each the young kids up-and-comers, spot them warring for their occupation and staying hungry, and it pushes you. But I retrieve erstwhile I archetypal came successful the sport; you could beryllium bully astatine a mates of them and large astatine 1 [discipline], and present it’s like, you person to beryllium large astatine striking, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, everything, and these kids that are coming successful are large astatine everything. So it’s crazy.”

Watch the afloat UFC Austin media time quality by Cowboy Cerrone above. The lawsuit takes spot this Saturday, June 18 astatine the Moody Center successful Austin, Texas.