Donald Cerrone reported a little while back that he plans to return to lightweight, but now it sounds like the veteran could let the UFC determine his weight class.
After Cerrone was stopped by the much bigger, Darren Till in October, “Cowboy” said he was going to drop down from welterweight, back to 155. But, since then, Cerrone’s been booked to fight welterweight Yancy Medeiros on February 18th.
“I’m like 174, 175 (pounds) right now,” Cerrone said. “That’s my walk-around weight. I want to go back to 155, but my next fight is at 170, of course. I mentioned to UFC I want to go back to 155, and they said, ‘We’ll talk about it and see what’s going on after this fight.’ Who knows? I’m not here making excuses and saying it’s the weight or it’s this or it’s that. I’ve just had a bad run of luck, I guess, with getting my ass whipped.”
So, clearly it sounds like Cerrone would prefer to move back to lightweight, but if he beats Medeiros, the UFC might have other plans for him.
Cerrone – Medeiros will headline UFC Fight Night 126, which will take place in Austin, Texas.