Following his victory over Yancy Medeiros at welterweight on Sunday night, Donald Cerrone revealed that he is plotting a return to the lightweight division next.
‘Cowboy’ has gone 5-3 during his time in the 170lb weight class, defeating the likes of Matt Brown, Rick Story and Patrick Cote along the way, but also suffered a three-fight losing streak prior to his win this past weekend, and so now it seems he’s come to the conclusion that he can make the most impact back at 155lbs.
“These big old boys hit hard and they’re a lot bigger,” Cerrone admitted after his fight with Medeiros in Texas. “Like I woke up at 168 [pounds] made weight easy. I wish there was a [165 pound] weight class. UFC could we get a 165 weight class, please? Cause that would be cool.”
However, he’s not looking for easy fights when he steps back down to lightweight, and instead wants to get in the Octagon with one of the divisions most feared fighters.
“I want 155, I want that belt,” Cerrone wrote on Twitter. “@TeamKhabib, I’m coming. I ain’t scared to fight…”
Raise your hand if you’re down for a Khabib vs. @cowboycerrone fight!”
That’s a fight that’s been talked about in the past, but it’s not one that’s now going to materialize immediately as Nurmagomedov is already scheduled to fight interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 on April 7th.