Despite being on a three-fight losing skid, former UFC title challenger Donald Cerrone will headline February’s UFC Fight Night 126 event in Austin opposite surging welterweight contender Yancy Medeiros.
After falling short in his bid for the UFC lightweight title against Rafael dos Anjos in December of 2015, Donald Cerrone opted to move up to the promotions welterweight division (170-pounds).
The move paid instant dividends as “Cowboy” won his first four fights at welterweright, with all four victories coming by form of stoppage.
Unfortunatley for “Cowboy” fans, Cerrone had his four-fight win streak snapped in January of 2017 when he was TKO’d by Jorge Masvidal in Denver.
Cerrone would fail to win a single fight in 2017, this after dropping a decision to Robbie Lawler and most recently suffering a stoppage loss to Darren Till in Poland.
With that said, Donald Cerrone is not making any excuses and is just looking forward to ending his string of bad luck.
“Everyone asks me in interviews. They’re like, ‘Dude, you’re on a three-fight losing streak, how is that mentally affecting you?’” Cerrone stated on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast with Matt Serra and Jim Norton. “I didn’t event think about it until you (expletives) brought it up.”
Following his loss to Darren Till in October, Cerrone stated his intentions of dropping back down to the UFC’s lightweight division. According to “Cowboy” his future fights will take place at lightweight, this after one final showdown at 170-pounds.
“I’m like 174, 175 (pounds) right now,” Cerrone said. “That’s my walk-around weight. I want to go back to 155, but my next fight is at 170, of course. I mentioned to the UFC I want to go back to 155, and they said, ‘We’ll talk about it and see what’s going on after this fight.’ Who knows? I’m not here making excuses and saying it’s the weight or it’s this or it’s that. I’ve just had a bad run of luck, I guess, with getting my ass whipped.”
Cerrone will now square off with surging welterweight contender Yancy Medeiros on February 18 in Austin, Texas.
Cerrone knows that something has to give when he and Medeiros square off next month.
“He’s on a three-fight win I’m on a three-fight lose,” said Cerrone. “What the (expletive)? Somebody’s streak must go.”
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