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UFC Ottawa’s Al Iaquinta choosing to celebrate teammate’s win rather than dwell on loss to Donald Cerrone

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Rather than sulk over his loss to Donald Cerrone, Al Iaquinta is choosing to celebrate Merab Dvalishvili’s win over Brad Katona.

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Al Iaquinta suffered a big setback against Donald Cerrone this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 151, but the 32-year-old is still in high spirits.

Rather than dwell on his loss to ‘Cowboy’, ‘Raging’ Al is choosing to celebrate with his teammate, Merab Dvalishvili, who beat Brad Katona on the UFC on ESPN+ 9 main card.

Iaquinta, who works as a part-time real estate agent, posted a brief statement on Instagram.

“So happy for @merab.dvalishvili and his dominant performance last night. When I have great people like this by my side, Win or Lose, I’ve already Won,” Al posted on Sunday.

Iaquinta had moments of success against Cerrone, but the UFC veteran was soundly beaten and ultimately dropped a unanimous decision in the UFC Fight Night main event at the Canadian Tyre Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

Going into the contest Iaquinta was ranked in the top-four, but expect the Serra-Longo product and former UFC lightweight title challenger to plummet down the rankings once the UFC updates its official website.