Donald Cerrone Looking To Make Lightweight Division Return, Has Opponent In Mind


Donald Cerrone returned to the win column when he defeated Yancy Medeiros by first round TKO in the main event of UFC Fight Night Austin.

Cerrone has spent the last few years competing at welterweight and would now like to return to the lightweight division.

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“I want ’55. I want to go get that belt,” Cerrone said on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show. “Khabib (Nurmagomedov), I’m coming, baby. I’m coming. I ain’t scared to fight you.”

Nurmagomedov is currently set to fight in the main event of UFC 223 and his opponent is going to be UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson.

Despite wanting to go back to the lightweight division, a confident Cerrone knows he can always return to welterweight if the UFC asks.

“These big ol’ boys hit hard and they’re a lot bigger, man,” Cerrone said. “Like, I woke up at 168 (pounds), made weight easy. I wish there was a ‘65 weight class. UFC, can we get a 165 weight class, please? Because that’d be cool. But yeah, I don’t know. Who knows, I’ll just fight whatever they tell me. They’ll call me and say, ‘We need you at 170,’ and I’ll be like, ‘Okay.’ They all pay the same to me so it don’t matter what it is.”

The fighter went 15-4-0 during his first run at lightweight in the UFC, even challenging then UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos for the gold at UFC On Fox 17.

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