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Friday, 05/11/2012, 06:34 am

Donald Cerrone On Nate Diaz | "After this fight, I'm going to call him out and get him to fight me"

By Jamie McAllister
Donald Cerrone comments in an interview with Pro MMA Radio.

Cerrone comments on his last fight against Nate Diaz.

“I haven’t really watched the fight to tell you the truth, I was just real flat-footed, man I was just off. Some people have off nights and that was a hell of an off night, you know? I wasn’t fighting the way I fight. No excuses, he showed up that night and I didn’t. My hat’s off to the dude. He looked real good against Jim Miller. I’m a fan of the dude. As much shit as we were talking, he goes out there and fights, that’s what he does. After this fight, I’m going to call him out and get him to fight me in a rematch in Denver, see if he takes the bait. He throws down, I would like to fight him again on the main card and get that fight of the night because it would be another scrap for sure.”

Cerrone comments on his next bout against Jeremy Stephens.

“He is not much of a kicker, I kick, but he has heavy hands. He throws a big overhand and got good body shots and has good takedowns. When he is on top he is doing very well. So, where do I need to take him? I need to put him on his back and stay long and out strike him. Yeah, my submission game is feeling incredible right now, it’s something I’ve really been working on. I’m coming out, I’m winning, I know that. I’m going for the finish any chance I get.”

Cerrone also reveals he has had multiple visits to the hospital during his training camp.

“This fight was a son of a bitch man. I had staph infection in my knee so bad I had to go into the emergency room and get IV’s. I just get out of the hospital and I get pulled right back in because I rolled my stomach. My stomach got twisted, so I did eight more days in the intensive care unit, so, it was pretty sweet man. I twisted one of my intestines right below my stomach, in training. I got into an accident, so my stomach is messed up anyways, from years ago. They were talking about surgery. They were going to try one thing where they let all of my intestines out and they fill me full of water and try to unspin it, and that worked, thank God, I guess, so. I’m not telling you that (when it happened), because I don’t want anyone else to know, you’re the first person I said it to. The whole thing was hush, hush, hush. The only person that new was the insurance company of the UFC. I don’t want anyone saying, “Oh, he was in the hospital, he ain’t training.” Shit, let’s go, I’m ready, there ain’t no stopping me. I was in the hospital for me knee and my guts, let’s go. I’m a cowboy to the end, so. I’m healthy and great. If anything, it just helped lose weight.”

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