Donald Cerrone’s return to the Octagon has been cancelled.
‘Cowboy’ was originally scheduled to fight fellow legend Joe Lauzon at UFC 274 this weekend. However, not everything goes according to plan. Cerrone would withdraw, hours before his fight was supposed to take place.
The unfortunate news was announced on the UFC 274 broadcast. It was revealed that Cerrone was suffering from an illness, that was not related to COVID-19.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan would cite that the illness was likely from food poisoning.
“They think what mind have happened is Donald ate something bad,” Rogan said on the broadcast. “Because he was throwing up, he couldn’t keep food down. He felt terrible.
“They tried to give him time to recover but I talked to Dr. [Jeff] Davidson and it was just not going to happen.”
UFC Official Statement:
Due to an illness, non-COVID-19 related, with Donald ‘Cowboy” Cerrone, his lightweight bout against Joe Lauzon has been canceled from tonight’s event.
With Cerrone vs. Lauzon scrapped from the card, the UFC would move another matchup to the main card. It would end up being a welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Khaos Williams.
We’ll have to wait and see if the UFC rebooks the highly-anticipated Cerrone-Lauzon fight for another time.