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13th Nov 2015

UFC star Donald Cerrone reveals he is missing half his intestines

No IV ban for Cowboy

Ben Kiely

UFC lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is exempt from the competition’s IV ban for a very good reason – he’s missing half his stomach.

Cerrone revealed in an interview with Sherdog that he is missing about 50 feet of his intestines and half of his stomach due to an old motocross accident.

“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.”

Cowboy explained he was forced to stay in hospital for two weeks before his bout with Jeremy Stephens in 2012 when the old injury was aggravated.

“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 recently received strike one from USADA for missing a random drug test after taking a spur of the moment trip to Las Vegas.

Fortunately for him, it will not put him out of the upcoming lightweight title fight with champion Rafael Dos Anjos.