Justin Gaethje wanted the ref to stop his fight against Cerrone sooner. Watch here.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) September 15, 2019
Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje are friends. So when the ref at UFC Vancouver stalled the stop, as Cerrone had had enough, Gaethje was not at all happy. Watch above.
Speaking to bjpenn.com before the fight, Cerrone had the following to say about his friendship with Gaethje:
“He’s my buddy. I hung out with him in Vegas for International Fight Week; we just drank beer at the pool all weekend. He’s my friend. We trained a lot together. Obviously, we’ve grown apart training-wise, and he trains somewhere different, but it should be fun.”
The camaraderie was evident and the sportsmanship was incredible between the two even in the moments right after the fight.
See the post-fight interview here: