While Donald Cerrone is undoubtably one of the top lightweights on the UFC roster, ‘Cowboy’ has left MMA fans stunned when he steps into the Octagon at welterweight.
At 6 feet tall, and with a 73 inch reach, Cowboy certainly isn’t the biggest welterweight on the roster, however time and time again he has proven that his technique makes him a welterweight to be feared.
“I used to walk around (at) 174,” Cerrone said. “That was like my deep training camp, and I noticed when I’d start to cut, I’d get down to 168, 170, but I had nothing in the gas tank, man. It was all mental at that point. Like, my body felt real thin and brittle. At 170, I feel good. I got the extra tank, you know?
“Another big part of it is, 170-pounders, don’t think you can just come take [me down with] body shots anymore, because I got a little more biscuit now.”
Cerrone also teased an “epic” fight announcement at welterweight. While there has been no word yet on when his next fight will be, many are wondering if the ‘epic’ fight is against Robbie Lawler, who is fresh off his KO loss to Tyron Woodley.