Observing the physique of Donald Cerrone, you wouldn’t think he’s small for a lightweight. Standing at 5’11, he’s able to pack a descent amount of muscle onto his frame for a 155 pounder. Even so, the thirty year old “cowboy” recently stated at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference that he would like to cut down to 145.
In an interview with MMAHeat.com, UFC President Dana White talked about why he opposes the move.
“The kid is shredded,” White said. “He doesn’t have an ounce of fat on his body.”
Anyone who observed Donald Cerrone at the weigh-ins would likely agree with White’s assessment. He went on to elaborate further on why he doesn’t think Cerrone should cut more weight.
“He has grueling cuts at 155. There’s no way he should cut to 145. Not that this kid listens to anything I f-ing tell him to do anyway, but I don’t like it, and I don’t want him to do it.”
Cerrone is fresh off a win over Evan Dunham from UFC 167. Up to the point when he submitted Dunham in the second round via triangle choke, Cerrone absolutely dominated his opponent, which raises further questions as to why he feels like he needs to cut down to a lighter division. He was also awarded Submission of the Night for his performance.