Donald Cerrone Says Winning Lightweight Title Is His Mission

Donald Cerrone headlines UFC Fight Night Ottawa, facing Al Iaquinta in a lightweight division attraction.

The longtime UFC fighter has one mission in mind and that is to win the UFC Lightweight Championship.

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“There’s so many years I used to stand here and everyone asked me about the title and I’m like, ‘I don’t even care about it,'” Cerrone said at the UFC Fight Night Ottawa open workouts (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie). “I don’t know why I just love fighting so much it never meant anything to me. I’ve set records and I’m here to get the (expletive) belt. That’s my mission now.”

Cerrone has previously challenged for the UFC Lightweight Title, losing to then champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC On Fox 17 in December of 2015.

Not only does Cerrone plan on winning the lightweight championship, but is also planning on making frequent defenses of the title.

“We talk about (the division) being stacked, but we’re in such a weird, stale position,” Cerrone said. “But when I get the belt, ’55ers be ready to fight because I’m fighting so often. I can’t wait.”

UFC Fight Night Ottawa takes place on Saturday, May 4 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with Al Iaquinta and Donald Cerrone headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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