Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone will fight in the welterweight division for the second time when he meets Canadian Patrick Cote at UFC Fight Night 89. The fight will take place on June 18th in Ontario, Canada.
“I’ve never seen him (fight),” Cerrone told MMAjunkie. “I know he fought Anderson Silva. I don’t remember that fight. I know he fought my buddy, Kyle Noke, but I didn’t see any of it. I don’t watch footage or watch anybody, so it’s not talking down to the guy at all. It’s not him, I just don’t pay attention.”
After coming up short in a lightweight title shot against champ Rafael dos Anjos at the end of last year, Cerrone won his 170lb debut with a submission of late replacement opponent Alex Oliveira in February. But, despite his early success after moving up in weight, Cowboy isn’t against the idea of returning to 155lb to rack up some more wins.
“I’ll go back to 155 and f**k them motherf**kers up too,” Cerrone said. “I don’t even care. It p**ses me off I went from number two to number nine (in the lightweight rankings). Whatever. I’ll just keep bouncing back and forth.”
As a veteran of quick turnarounds, Cerrone is keen to be part of this year’s UFC International Fight Week – set to take place less than one month after his scheduled bout with Cote – be it at lightweight or welterweight. Headlining that week will be the monumental UFC 200 card, which takes place July 9th at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“There are 36 fights that weekend. Goddamn! Cowboy should be one of them, right? There are 36 fights. That’s insane, f**king insane, bro. They got to be able to make a matchup for me out of 36 spots. Get me in on that.”