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Thursday, 04/17/2014, 03:38 pm

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone On Edson Barboza: ‘I don’t think he has fought anybody like me’

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will take on Edson Barboza this Saturday on the UFC on FOX 11 card, emanating out of the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. And if you ask Cerrone, his opponent has never faced anyone quite like him.

I’m inclinded to agree with the man, personally.

“Cowboy” recently spoke with MMAWeekly.com about his upcoming scrap with the heavy-handed Brazilian, and his curiosities about how Barboza is going to hang with the top 10 of the lightweight division:

Edson [Barboza] brings dangerous striking and has knocked people out but I don’t think he has fought anybody like me.” Cerrone told MMAWeekly.com. “I really don’t. The guys he has made highlight reels on have been so-and-so guys, so now he comes in the Top 10; lets see how he does.”

“[I'm] not taking anything away from the guy. I’ve seen zero tape on him expect the guy he spun the wheel kick on in the UFC. I just hope he [expletive] trains hard and shows up because I’m looking to win one of those bonuses.

Cerrone had some apparent interest in moving to the featherweight division – but Dana White quickly axed any possibilities of us seeing an even slimmer “Cowboy”:

Dana [White] shut that [featherweight plans] down really fast. I went and talked to him and he said, ‘no, not going to happen.’ ”

UFC on FOX 11 will be headlined by heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne.

By Jim Chadwick | Twitter

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