Donald Cerrone Seeking Spot On UFC 150 Card, Wouldn’t Mind Facing Anthony Pettis

Donald Cerrone got back on track Tuesday night by defeating veteran Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.

“Cowboy” was able to bounce back from a loss to Nate Diaz last year that snapped his lengthy win streak.

Now, Cerrone is hoping to land a spot on the August UFC 150 card from Denver, Colorado, as he was born in nearby Colorado Springs, Colorado.

As for an opponent, Cerrone also has a person in mind: former WEC champion Anthony Pettis.

“That’d be a good match up. Stylistically, it woudl work out perfectly for me,” said Cerrone, during the post-fight press conference. “He’ll stand and want to fight, try to take me down, and then I’ll beat him up. We’ll keep fighting. It’d be a good fight, especially for Denver.”

Cerrone also mentioned wanting on the Denver card in the post-Octagon interview with Jon Anik. After fighting several times in 2011, “Cowboy” shouldn’t have much trouble preparing himself for another bout later this summer.

Pettis recently had surgery, but set a timetable of August for his return, leaving him likely available for Cerrone if the UFC decides to go in that direction.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

  • warriordave927

    I like cerrone vs pettis but is rather see pettis vs diaz and cerrone vs barboza,I know barboza is fighting jaimie varner and I’m not counting varner out even though most will but he’s a vet who might surprise some as he is pretty much backed into a corner in his career right now with what could be his last run in zuffa,but if barboza beats varner I think cerrone vs edson at ufc 150 would be fireworks for sure

  • Awwaters

    Cerrone v Guida

  • Quardy

    any fight with Cerrone is a great fight!

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