Donald Cerrone issues statement on UFC 274 withdrawal

Donald Cerrone wasn’t able to fight this weekend, but he’s still sticking with his retirement plan.

“Cowboy” was scheduled to fight fellow lightweight veteran Joe Lauzon in the main card opener of UFC 274 this past Saturday at Footpring Center in Phoenix, but it was announced during the preliminary portion of the show that he had been forced to withdraw due to an illness. Commentator Joe Rogan suggested that it was a case of food poisoning.

On Sunday, Cerrone posted a video on Instagram expressing his regret over not being able to fight and his plans for what he expects to be the end of his 16-year pro MMA career.

“My heart is broken and torn,” Cerrone said in the video. “I cannot believe I had to make that call. If you know me you know I only pulled out because I had to. Thank you for the UFC and the medical division for helping me as far as we could to try and make that buzzer but we just couldn’t get it.”

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