The only thing Donald Cerrone is more known for than being an adrenaline junkie and willing to fight anyone anywhere is his ability to take losing with class. Saturday was no exception.
Cerrone posted on Instagram about his first-round TKO loss to Darren Till at UFC Gdansk and was complimentary of the English fighter’s performance. The photo “Cowboy” chose was an action shot of him getting smashed in the face by Till during the fight.
One hell of a job @darrentill2 safe to say you broke the fuck out my nose !!! I don’t make excuses nor will I ever. You had a great game plan and executed it perfectly. I did not over look nor take you lightly. So again congratulations.
“I don’t make excuses nor will I ever,” Cerrone wrote. “You had a great game plan and executed it perfectly. I did not over look nor take you lightly. So again congratulations.”
Till blasted Cerrone with big left hands in the first round. Toward the end of the round, one of those rocked him and Till followed up with a vicious standing elbow and then a flurry of punches with Cerrone in a turtle position. It was by far the most significant win of Till’s career.
Cerrone (32-10, 1 NC) has now lost three straight. He was coming off a close decision defeat against Robbie Lawler at UFC 214 in July. Cerrone, 34, is a notorious slow starter and Saturday seemed like another case of that.
Till (16-0-1) has never lost in his MMA career and sports a very nice 5-0-1 record in his UFC tenure, which dates back to 2015. Till is just 24 years old and seems like a top prospect in the welterweight division.