It may just be that, of all the things set out in life for Donald Cerrone, UFC lightweight champion just wasn't meant to be one of them. That's not to say he's not a good fighter, but a UFC champ just doesn't get to fight six times a year, and Cerrone off a long layoff looked... less than awesome, to say the least. So, while his quick destruction at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on Fox 17 earlier this month may have been a hard pill to swallow for "Cowboy" fans, it may have been the best thing for him in the long run.
Or, at the very least, it doesn't seem to have slowed him down any. As Cerrone recently took to Twitter to make it known that he was ready to get back in the cage, and expected to have another fight announcement to make sometime in the near future:
Looking to dust off the saddle and get back in there. Announcement coming soon.
Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime. They call I say yes
Just who he's said yes to isn't official yet, but it might be another top lightweight looking to rebound from a quick loss, as Michael Johnson made it clear, via Twitter, that he'd love to fight "Cowboy" asap:
The other notable top ranked lightweight that Cerrone hasn't fought before is Tony Ferguson, who is coming off a huge win over Edson Barboza at the TUF 22 Finale. Bobby Green, Michael Chiesa, and Beneil Dariush are also all ranked lightweights in need of a booking right now. And of course, if the UFC is going to go with RDA vs. Conor McGregor next then someone has to welcome Khabib Nurmagomedov back to the cage.
Stay tuned, as we'll be sure to have an update once Cerrone's next fight is officially announced.