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Donald Cerrone missing RV ahead of UFC Poland - ‘It’s crazy sleeping in a hotel room for a fight’

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The always fascinating and entertaining Donald Cerrone will return to action tomorrow (Sat., Oct. 21, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 118 live on Fight Pass from inside Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland, when he puts his divisional stock on the line against rising youngster Darren Till. It’s an unlikely matchup considering “Cowboy” just fought former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler back in July, but Cerrone is as game as they come and more than willing to give a rising fighter a chance to shine.

Unfortunately for the 34-year-old veteran, he will not enjoy the same pre-fight routine that he usually does, as his upcoming fight in Poland has prohibited “Cowboy” from driving to the arena in his RV.

“It’s crazy sleeping in a hotel room for a fight, I usually have the RV with me,” Cerrone said to Fansided. “Other than the sleep apnea, coming over here to Poland has been great. My weight is fine, I’m eating anything I want right now. In fact, I met a local family here and they took us and cooked us dinner last night. She put out a Thanksgiving spread and I said sorry ma’am, I can’t eat this much food but then I did.”

Cerrone, who has competed 14 times since the beginning of 2014, is one of the most active fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today and usually enjoys taking a road trip to his fights. In fact, Cerrone has fought just three times (all in Canada) outside of the U.S. since his UFC debut in 2011, so competing in Poland is a new journey for the fan favorite.

“I was trying to get a fight and the UFC gave me a lineup of all the places they’re offering me there was no Europe on there,” Cerrone said. “I said what about the Poland card and Sean Shelby was like you’ll go overseas and I was like sure why not?

“I enjoy this whole process, being in Poland, walking around, checking everything out and being able to fight and doing what I love”

After losing his last two fights at welterweight, Cerrone desperately needs a win to remain a relevant title contender at 170 pounds. The promotion has to be happy that “Cowboy” is willing to give a young gunslinger like Till an opportunity of a lifetime, but they’d be just as happy if Cerrone can get back into the win column.

“I was even trying to get a fight sooner than now but of course it’s timing and other things. That was the issue with this card,” Cerrone said. “Once I got the Poland fight, it was finding an opponent for Poland. I’m glad Darren Till stepped up.”

RV or not, Cerrone will be given the task to hand Till his first professional loss this weekend at UFC Fight Night 118. If “Cowboy” falters, a trip back down to lightweight may be in the works for 2018. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 118 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. ET, followed by the main card start time of 3 p.m. ET, also on Fight Pass.

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