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Cerrone Going to Bellator or Staying With UFC?


Donald Cerrone is probably the most consistent and exciting fighters in the UFC. After a long career at lightweight, where he was a top contender, Cerrone has moved up to welterweight and has two back to back TKO wins against some of the division’s best in Patrick Cote and Rick Story.

Cerrone also fought at UFC 202 under the last fight in his current contract, but the idea of not being in the UFC it not even in Cerrone’s mind and he will likely nail down a new contract soon.

“I let my management team handle that because all I do is fight,” Cerrone said. “I’m a UFC guy, man. I’m not going anyway. They’re going to work out that, and I’m looking to get 50 fights in this mother(expletive). How about that? … I need to get it done, I want to get it done right away, so we’ll see.

“I just talked with (new UFC owner Ari Emanuel), and they seem very happy with me. I see big things in this company. I feel like I’m a veteran of the sport, and I love it. I love fighting for the UFC. This is my drug. I need it as much as I possible can. I feel like a crackhead up here already looking for another fight. It’s good.”

Despite the recent success at welterweight, Cerrone has not completely abandoned the lightweight division and in his post-fight interview called out champion Eddie Alvarez. Cerrone talked about his callout of the champion at the post-fight press conference:

“Normally I’d just say I’ll take anyone, anywhere – I don’t care who I fight,” Cerrone said. “Then they always tell us, ‘If you want a fight, let up hear about it.’ So god-damn it, here we go. I’m letting someone hear about it. It was my 32nd walk at Zuffa. It’s time. Let’s start making some calls and making some moves.”

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