Cowboy up! Donald Cerrone offers to step up and save UFC 234

Donald Cerrone

Former UFC lightweight challenger Donald Cerrone has offered up his services in an attempt to help save tonight’s UFC 234 event in Australia.

Earlier today, shocking news broke that UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker had been forced out of his slated main event tilt with Kelvin Gastelum due to injury.

Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gasteum, UFC 234

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported the following update regarding the status of Roberet Whittaker.

“Robert Whittaker is out of the scheduled bout due to a hernia found in his abdomen. The champion complained about pain in his abdomen area and was taken to the hospital where they found a hernia. It has also been included from White that Whittaker will be undergoing the surgery for his hernia today.”

Shortly after that, Donald Cerrone, who just so happens to be in Australia, extended the following offer to UFC President Dana White on Twitter.

“Well I’m in Australia @danawhite ‘I know a guy!!'” – Donald Cerrone”

Cerrone was most recently seen in action last month in Brooklyn, where he scored second-round TKO victory over Alexander Hernandez in a bout that marked “Cowboy’s” return to lightweight.

Despite Donald Cerrone’s couargeous offer, it appears the promotion will move ahead with the following lineup for tonight’s UFC 234 event.

UFC 234 Main Card (on PPV at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST)

  • Middleweight – 185lbs: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
  • Lightweight – 155lbs: Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano
  • Bantamweight – 135lbs: Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
  • Flyweight – 125lbs: Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
  • Light Heavyweight – 205lbs: Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey

UFC 234 Prelims (on ESPN at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST)

  • Lightweight: Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma
  • Featherweight – 145lbs: Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
  • Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Bantamweight: Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang

UFC 234 Early Prelims (on UFC Fight Pass at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST)

  • Lightweight: Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner
  • Bantamweight: Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez
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