Donald Cerrone Talks Issues Prior To Stephens Fight | "I rolled my intestines. From my surgery years ago."
By Jamie McAllister
Donald Cerrone comments while on Savage Dog Show.
Cerrone comments on the problems that almost lead to surgery he faced in the lead up to his victory over Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FUEL TV 3: ‘Korean Zombie vs. Poirier’
“I rolled my intestines. From my surgery years ago, I have a lot of intestinal and stomach problems still to this day, and I was in the ICU and they almost had to do surgery on me. … I was racing some motocross and I wrecked real bad and just kind of spilled my guts out. They had to take a bunch of my intestines and part of my stomach. What happened this time is, my stomach basically rolled around the intestine. Man, talk about pain. It was like someone was stabbing me. Oh, it was so brutal. I had to go to the ER, and basically they had to empty all of my intestines out and then rush water down my stomach and try to get it to unspin, kind of like a garden hose. If you have a kink in the hose, you run water and the pressure will cause it to unravel. It worked, so thank God.”
Cerrone went on to explain that his team pleaded with him to pull out of the fight however Cowboy obviously declined as he went on to dominate Stephens on route to an impressive unanimous decision victory.
The win got Cerrone back on track after dropping a decision to Nate Diaz at UFC 141. Cerrone now (5-1) in his UFC career and (18-4) overall.