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Thursday, 11/03/2011, 11:27 am

Cerrone a future Champ, says former teammate Evans


“I definitely think Cerrone can win the title. I love to watch the way he’s grown in the sport. I remember when he first came to Jackson’s gym; he had absolutely no wrestling at all, like zero wrestling. And his ground was just kind of so-so. He was just all stand-up; he was one of Duane Ludwig’s protégés. To watch his growth is ridiculous and every single time I and watch how good he’s got and I get chills. He used to come to the gym and he’d live in that gym and those guys would practice all day long, literally. He’d practice with the team, get something to eat, take a nap, and then practice all day for the rest of the day. Donald’s a leader too, he had all these guys and he was the leader of the crew and everyone wanted to be like Donald. The work he put in paid off.”

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, talks to ESPN.co.uk about his former Team Jackson stable-mate, Donald Cerrone.

Since entering the UFC, Donald Cerrone has dispatched all comers. With a six-fight win streak dating back to his WEC days, he has since taken four bouts in the UFC in the past eight months and been successful in all of them.

Up next on his plate is none other than Nate Diaz, a man who often times only gets thwarted by the division’s elite contenders. Will Cerrone be able to throw his name in the mix before the years end?
We will find out at UFC 141.



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