UFC president Dana White said that he wants Donald Cerrone to take some time off and then fight one final time at 155lbs.
Cerrone, one of the most exciting fighters in UFC history, was knocked out by Alex Morono at UFC Vegas 26 last weekend for his fifth loss in his last six fights overall. For most fighters, going 0-5, 1 NC in their last six bouts would mean they risk being released by the UFC. But White wants to do Cerrone a solid and give him one last fight in the UFC at a lower weight class.
Speaking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, White confirmed that he will grant Cerrone his wish of fighting one more time at 155lbs, saying that he’s earned the right to fight once more time.
“I think that it was classic Cowboy. Stays in there, he was supposed to fight Diego Sanchez, they agreed to fight at 170lbs, he didn’t really want to fight at 170lbs. But those two agreed to that weight, and then the fight falls out, and he ends up with another opponent and he stays in and he does it anyway. That’s what this kid does. That’s why everybody loves him including us at the UFC. He wants another fight at 155lbs and I’m going to give it to him,” White said.
For now, White says the plan is to let Cerrone take some time off and heal after the knockout loss to Morono, and when he’s ready to return, they will figure out his next opponent together.
“What I’d like to do is let him take some time off, get ready for another camp, then we’ll figure out another opponent and he can start cutting weight and training and doing his thing,” White said.
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