Donald Cerrone wants to fight. He wants to fight you. He wants to fight me. He wants to fight everybody. He wants to fight anybody. He will do it on a couple of weeks notice. He will do it on a couple of days notice. Hell, he will do it on a couple of hours notice.
Cerrone has become famed in recent years for his hyperactivity and his willingness to dive headlong into fights on short notice. The line “I know a guy” has become something of a social media catchphrase for ‘Cowboy’ and he throws it out there every time there is even a hint that the UFC might be looking to replace an injured or otherwise debilitated fighter.
I Know A Guy!!
— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) April 5, 2016
Cerrone’s ever-burning need to punch faces was once again evident in a text message exchange with UFC president Dana White on Friday, a screenshot of which White posted to Instagram shortly after.
Though the promotion has yet to officially acknowledge it, CB Dolloway may be out of his scheduled bout with Francimar Barroso at UFC 203 – that is at least what is implied in the texts between White and Cerrone.
And ‘Cowboy’ wants in.
Folks, in case you aren’t aware, Barroso is a LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT! While Cerrone is a welterweight who campaigned at lightweight until this year. And, just as importantly, the show was about 24 hours away at the time of this exchange.
Now, maybe Cerrone is just having a little fun, but White didn’t seem to be taking it that way, as he begged the question “Who is better, crazier or more BAD ASS than @cowboycerrone?”
UFC Vice President of Public Relations, Athlete Marketing and Development, Dave Sholler also tweeted this out shortly afterwards.
Hey @Cowboycerrone: respect. Today. Tomorrow. Forever. Respect. 👊🏻
— Dave Sholler (@DaveSholler) September 10, 2016
Does White’s post add weight to a recent report that Cerrone’s scheduled UFC 205 opponent Robbie Lawler has withdrawn from their fight? It’s hard to imagine that the Jackson-Wink fighter would be volunteering to do something like this if he had such a big showdown to look forward to in a couple of months.
But, then again, we can’t say that for sure.