— MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) February 17, 2018
Why can’t we be friends, why cant we be friends? This is the song that comes to mind after see the display of respect this morning at the early UFC Austin weigh-ins for the fights on Sunday night. We’re so used to months of fighters saying awful things to each other on Twitter and insulting them in primetime interviews, which is fun, but sometimes it’s just refreshing to not have that. Every now and then, two warriors are just like, you know what? We’re going to fight because we’re good at it and it’s just business. Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros epitomized that philosophy and the Hawaiian even presented a cowboy hat to Cerrone today at the weigh-in staredowns.
Couple of faceoffs of UFC Austin…
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— Bruno Massami (@BrMassami) February 17, 2018
Not only did we have a great display of respect, but everyone made weight today. The main event is on and compelling between Yancy Medeiros and Cerrone. Medeiros is on a three-fight win streak, fresh off his ‘Fight of the Night’ performance against Alex Oliveira at UFC 218. He threatens to climb the ranks and become a real problem in the division unless Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone can put him away. As far as Cerrone, he’s on the opposite end of the spectrum. He’s on a three-fight losing skid and someone’s streak must go. If he does win, not only will he find redemption, but will tie the record of most wins in UFC history. Below is the full card.
Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros
Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura
Francisco Trinaldo vs. James Vick
Thiago Alves vs. Curtis Millender
Brandon Davis vs. Steven Peterson
Sage Northcutt vs. Thibault Gouti
Diego Ferreira vs. Jared Gordon
Brian Camozzi vs. Geoff Neal
Joby Sanchez vs. Roberto Sanchez
Sarah Moras vs. Lucie Pudilova
FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Josh Burkman vs. Alex Morono
Oskar Piechota vs. Tim Williams
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/17/2018.