Donald Cerrone, you have angered one Anthony Pettis.
Cerrone has made it his mission to call out Pettis as often as possible, even doing so while preparing for his recent fight with Melvin Guillard.
Now, it appears as if Pettis is ready to make the bout with “Cowboy” official.
“Oh, it is happening,” said Pettis, of fighting Cerrone, on UFC Tonight recently. “He is talking too much mess for it not to happen.”
Pettis, a former WEC lightweight champion, is currently on the shelf working his way back from an injury. He has November targeted as a potential return date, and definitely wants to face Cerrone.
UFC president Dana White made mention of the Pettis-Cerrone bout becoming a title-eliminator in the 155-pound division. “Showtime” was given a shot at the UFC title upon entering the promotion, but the division became clogged at the top and Pettis took a match with Clay Guida to remain active.
Guida defeated Pettis, but he has since responded, including a devastating knockout victory over Joe Lauzon earlier this year.
“I am coming for that title shot,” Pettis said. “You’re the only guy standing in my way, and I’m coming for it.”
Pettis actually defeated current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the WEC for the belt.
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