Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is looking to get back in the saddle following his devastating loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 17, which was for the lightweight title. Cerrone mentioned on Instagram that he is ready to dust off his saddle and teased an announcement would be coming soon, which would indicate that his next fight will be announced soon.
Here is what he posted:
Cerrone (28-7) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s beat Jim Miller by second round KO in July of 2014. His next three bouts came by unanimous decision. He beat Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178, Myles Jury at UFC 182 and Benson Henderson in January of 2015. He broke John Makdessi jaw at UFC 187, which he won by TKO. He lost to Rafael dos Anjos by first-round TKO at UFC on FOX 17.
Things then got interested because fellow lightweight Michael Johnson called out Cerrone for a fight and predicted that they would have Fight of the Year if they fought. Here is what he posted on Twitter:
— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) December 30, 2015
Johnson (16-10) is currently on a two-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 4-2 He beat Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 26 by unanimous decision, Gleison Tibau at UFC 168 by second-round knockout, Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37 by unanimous decision and then Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 61 the exact same way. He lost to Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 73 by split decision. He lost to Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 17 by unanimous decision.
Both men are close in the rankings, and this fight would make sense to book. The UFC has not confirmed this bout as of this writing.
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