Donald Cerrone

Pros react to Donald Cerrone’s win over Al Iaquinta

In the main event of UFC Ottawa, it paired two top-10 lightweights and two fan favorites in Donald Cerrone taking on Al Iaquinta. In a stacked lightweight division, the win was necessary for either fighter to make their case for a title shot or potential number one contender fight.

Ultimately, ‘Cowboy’ picked apart Iaquinta and dropped him a couple of times to win the fight by unanimous decision. It was a kind of fight that could very well get Cerrone a title shot, or perhaps a fight against Conor McGregor that he has been clamoring for.

The fan favorite delivered again and showed he is not to be messed with at lightweight. The win also caught the attention of several pro fighters and here is how they reacted.

“@Cowboycerrone Congratulations on an amazing performance compadre,” Yair Rodriguez tweeted.

“Man @Cowboycerrone congrats,” Amanda Nunes said.

“Love the new dad @Cowboycerrone, #UFCOttawa,” Jimmie Rivera posted. “I don’t care if you like him or you don’t. @Cowboycerrone is a bad a** mother f****r!! #ufcOttawa @ufc #fightofthenight.”

“What a fight. ESPN has to love the product UFC has given them. The cards and main events have delivered,” Ian McCall said.

“Wow that’s the Donald MF Cowboy Cerrone! @Cowboycerrone. Wow great performance #UFCOttawa,” Gilbert Burns stated.

“Do it for the old guts — @Cowboycerrone,” Roxanne Modafferi posted. “Niiice. I’m 36, too. Go us. Congrats!! Amazing fight! #ufc.”

“Fun to see Cowboy on a streak #UFCOttawa,” Matt Schnell said.

“I need to ice my legs from watching all those kick #ufcOttawa,” Katlyn Chookagian tweeted.

“@Cowboycerrone hero,” Chito Vera said.

“Cerrone is a crazy person breaking out the 12 punch combo and flying knee — switch stance flying knee after already having secure the victory, love it though #UFCOTTAWA,” Louis Smolka tweeted.

“Beautiful performance @Cowboycerrone,” Nina Ansaroff said.

Ultimately, the pros had a ton of respect for Cerrone’s win over Iaquinta.

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