That’s three fights out of three for ‘Dad’ Donald Cerrone.
The man called Cowboy met Al Iaquinta in the main event of UFC Ottawa, where the pair went five hard rounds en route to a Cerrone decision win via 29-25,29-25,29-26. While the judges clearly had Cerrone a decisive winner, in truth Iaquinta was never out of the fight, despite being dropped on multiple occasions.
After the bout, Cerrone, once again holding his son, took a moment to take in the victory.
Over the past few months, Cerrone has made it clear that a UFC title — something he’s previously shown minimal interest in capturing — is now the motivating factor in his fight career. With that said, any fight that gets him closer to meeting the 155-pound champion is the fight he wants to take next… with one exception to the rule.
“Dad Cerrone is 3-0 now so I’m on a new mission, I’ve got to build this boy a swimming pool,” Cerrone said, post-fight in the Octagon. “I want the title, whatever that means… Unless Conor McGregor, you want to fight me in July. I’m ready, 4th of July, let’s do it.”
Earlier this year, Cerrone and McGregor were heavily linked when Cerrone called for a fight with the Irishman, who said yes via social media. Since then, the talk of a contest has died down somewhat, but there remains no doubt any meeting between the two would be well received by fans.