Cerrone Defeats Iaquinta, Calls Out McGregor

Giancarlo Aulino
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@Gian_411

Sunday, May 5, 2019


 

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone defeated top-5 ranked lightweight “Raging” Al Iaquita last night at UFC Fight Night in Ottawa, Ontario and in typical Cowboy fashion, he already is looking to get back inside the octagon in July and has former two-division champion Conor McGregor as the ideal opponent.

 

“Unless Conor McGregor, If he wants to come back in July, we’re ready. Fourth of July weekend, let’s do it.”

 

Cerrone and Iaquinta put on a very entertaining fight that saw both exchange heavy shots, but it was Cerrone who had the most success and did the most damage to get the unanimous decision victory. With the win, Cerrone now has 23-wins and 17-post fight bonuses, which are the most in the promotion’s history, and will definitely be ranked in the top-5 of the lightweight division once the UFC update the rankings because he beat Iaquinta, who was ranked #4.

 

A fight between Cerrone and McGregor makes the most sense right now considering current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is expected to defend his title against interim-champion Dustin Poirier in September, and former interim-champion Tony Ferguson is likely to be the next in-line or receive a number-one contender fight when he returns to the octagon.

 

McGregor’s last fight took place at UFC 229, where he was defeated by Nurmagomedov in the fourth round and then was part of the post-fight brawl that led to suspensions on both sides. Despite numerous attempts for a rematch against Nurmagomedov, it looks like the UFC have other plans for the lightweight division that will provide clear contenders as opposed to having uncertainty in the division.

 

 

 

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