Donald Cerrone recounts ‘wild’ time in Australia ahead of Al Iaquinta fight at UFC Ottawa

Donald Cerrone loves a beer.

Tai Tuivasa and Tyson Pedro are quite fond of a cold one as well.

Put the three of them together? It’s a recipe for a party.

“I was on the piss the whole week in Australia,” Cerrone told Fight News Australia of his recent trip down under for UFC 234.

“I loved my time out in Australia, y’all are a bunch of wild c**ts.”

The wild behaviour was on full display inside the Rod Laver Arena before the UFC 234 main event.

The Aussie crowd erupted at the sight of Cerrone downing a ‘shoey’ out of his own cowboy boot. Not to be outdone, Tuivasa then proceeded to pour his own drink into Cerrone’s boot and knock one back himself.

“It’s f***ing disgusting,” Cerrone stated.

“Tai does it every time. Pretty much every drink he does it out of a damn shoe. We went out drinking together and  I had about thirty Australian beers before I finally got some Budweiser. Tai was done after three.”

While Cerrone may not be a fan of the shoey, he is a fan of Tuivasa and would like to get him to train at Cerrone’s BMF Ranch.

“Tai is like a big fat jolly Santa Clause,” Cerrone laughed.

“I want to get him out to the ranch. I’ll get him working.”

Cowboy enjoys a beer at UFC 234 (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Despite the fun Cerrone had in Australia, it is now strictly business as he turns his attention to Al Iaquinta who he faces this weekend at UFC Ottawa.

The fight will be Cerrone’s second since returning to the lightweight division after a stint at welterweight.

The 36-year-old who will be competing in his 47th professional fight at UFC Ottawa is adamant that he has plenty more left to prove in the Octagon.

“Everybody comes on in thinking they will talk some shit and get a fight with me and retire old Cowboy, well it ain’t happening.”

With Iaquinta currently ranked number 4, Cerrone is eager to make a quick jump up the rankings now he is back in the lower weight class.

“I was number 2 when I left lightweight,” Cerrone said.

“I’m looking for that submission or I’ll be getting that head kick.

“I will take that spot then fight someone ahead of me. I’m coming for that title.”

And does Cowboy’s love of beer halt in the lead up to a main event fight?

“I’ll be having beers after the weigh-in on Friday night.”

UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy takes place this Sunday May 5th (AEDT).

The preliminary card starts at 7am with main card starting at 10am (AEST)

The action can be seen on ESPN or UFC Fight Pass

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My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook.  I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.