Donald Cerrone has briefly detailed the decision-making process that led him to take a showdown against Tony Ferguson at UFC 238 next month.
As UFC president Dana White makes a point of reminding us every month or two, when opportunities to make a splash in your division come around, you’d best take them or get back in line.
Donald Cerrone is a man who has made a reputation on the back of taking such opportunities – no matter what risks are involved.
He defeated Al Iaquinta in a hard-fought but immensely impressive showdown in the UFC Ottawa headliner just two weeks ago and now, will take on one of the worst possible stylistic matchups in the division three weeks from now.
Tony Ferguson is exactly the type of fighter that should give Cowboy trouble.
A relentlessly offensive force who mixes versatile striking, dynamic jiu-jitsu and superb wrestling with a seemingly endless gas-tank and inhuman recovery skills – Ferguson is the big favourite in this one for a reason.
Cerrone’s recent run of form has seen him rebound from the depths of what should have been a late-career decline with three wins on the trot but in El Cucuy, he is facing a man who is unbeaten in eleven fights and in many people’s eyes, is the uncrowned king of the division.
Taking to his official Instagram, Cerrone explained the process that saw him shock the world in taking the fight – and as you would expect, it’s exactly as Cowboy-ish as you would expect.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena