Following the news that Donald Cerrone will no longer fight Robbie Lawler at UFC 213, there was talk (hope) that the fight could be rebooked for UFC 214 later next month. But, UFC boss man Dana White, has shot down that idea.
Initially it was reported that Cerrone was dealing with a minor injury, and that he could be rebooked to fight Lawler in the not too distant future. UFC 213 will go down on July 8th, and then UFC 214 is scheduled for July 29th.
Then, Cerrone posted an update, whereby he wasn’t injured.
Let everyone know this is not an injury. But a super bad infection in my blood. 7 days of IV and I’ll be back at it. Working on getting the fight rescheduled
So, on account of this, a lot of folks likely thought Cerrone – Lawler could go down on July 29th right? Well, while speaking to MMA Junkie, White had this to say about Cerrone’s condition:
“Here’s the deal. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is a stud. He’s too tough for his own good,” White said. “He absolutely wanted to fight. The kid’s got a pulled groin; he’s got a bruise from his knee to the inside of his groin. And his other knee is blowing up; he’s got staph infection.
“Could he come out and fight? Probably. Should he come out and fight Robbie Lawler with a pulled groin? No, he shouldn’t. We’re going to get him healthy and remake the fight.”
When White was asked if Cerrone – Lawler could be reset for UFC 214, which will go down in Anaheim, White said no. So, it looks like this fight won’t happen until August, or even September. Currently the UFC’s only event in August is set for the 5th, which is only a week after UFC 214. Don’t be surprised if this fight winds up on the UFC 215 card, September 9th in Edmonton, Alberta.
Lawler hasn’t fought now since last July, when he lost the welterweight title to Tyron Woodley via knockout. Cerrone had his four fight, winning streak snapped in January by Jorge Masvidal.