Following the unfortunate news that Robbie Lawler will no longer fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 205, the latter has resumed his campaign for a scrap with Eddie Alvarez.
Dana White prompted grins throughout the MMA world not long ago, by announcing that a welterweight bout between Cerrone and Lawler was signed for November 12th in New York City. But, more recently, it was reported that Lawler has decided he needs more time off, following his KO loss to Tyron Woodley in July.
So what’s the plan for “Cowboy” now? Well, while the UFC and his management try to figure that out, Cerrone recently said this (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Cerrone said. “I guess now I can start rallying for Eddie Alvarez (lightweight champion) again. I don’t know, man. I’ll fight anybody, I really don’t care, to be honest with you…”
“I don’t know what the (expletive) I’m doing, to be honest with you,” Cerrone added. “Who knows? Maybe I’ll go back to 155, fight Eddie. I wish they’d just let that happen. I wish they’d just sign the deal. They need a big fight now for New York. Who else is on there? This is all top secret still. I have no clue.”
It’s a fight that a lot of folks would like to see. No question. But, although Cerrone holds a previous win over Alvarez, he hasn’t been competing at 155 as of late, and he’s no longer a top five ranked 155’er. So, it would be pretty surprising if the UFC moved forward this fight no?
How about Cerrone vs. Lorenz Larkin at UFC 205?