It remains to be seen how Donald Cerrone does in his welterweight scrap this Sunday with Alex Oliveira, but don’t be surprised if we see him fighting at 170 again.
Originally Cerrone was tapped to fight Tim Means at UFC Fight Night 83, following “Cowboy’s” loss to Rafael dos Anjos. Means was pulled for a potential anti-doping violation, however, and now Cerrone will battle Oliveira.
The longtime, lightweight contender appeared on “UFC Tonight” Wednesday, and when asked about his future at 170, Cerrone stated (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“I have no idea. They asked me to take a fight against Tarec Saffiedine at 170. That’s why I moved up a weight class. Then it changed to Tim Means and that didn’t work. Now I’m fighting a 155er here at 170. If they called me in two weeks, I’d still fight. It doesn’t matter. I’m here to make money.”
There you have it. Considering how big of a draw Cerrone is, one would think he’ll be tapped for another welterweight fight.