Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone out of UFC 274 due to illness, fight against Joe Lauzon pulled from card


Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been pulled from UFC 274 after falling ill in the hours leading up to the event on Saturday night.

As a result Cerrone’s fight against Joe Lauzon was canceled and the main card will be aired on pay-per view starting at 10. ET.

The news was announced during the UFC 274 broadcast with color commentator Joe Rogan revealing that it was likely food poisoning that scrapped Cerrone from fighting.

“They think what mind have happened is Donald ate something bad,” Rogan said. He couldn’t eat because he was vomiting. 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.”

It is a sad news for Cerrone. He talked about his excitement at competing before his oldest son who would be attending UFC 274..

Cerrone has been out of action since May 2021 when he suffered a knockout loss to Alex Morono, which dropped his record to 0-5 with one no contest in his past six appearances in the UFC.

Cerrone had a great start with a training camp in Las Vegas. But, he will have to wait to be able to return to the Octagon at a later time.

There’s no word at this time if the UFC will attempt to rebook the fight with Lauzon but for now the lightweights will both have to wait after their matchup was scrapped on Saturday night.