UFC on FOX 11 Winner Donald Cerrone Says He’s “Ready to go in Baltimore”, Calls on “Hungry Fighters” to Step Up
By FCF Staff
Although Donald Cerrone collected a “Performance of the Night” bonus at UFC on FOX 11 for his quick, submission win over Edson Barboza, the noted finisher says he’s ready to fight again, even next weekend.
After Saturday’s bout, which was Cerrone’s third straight, the fighter told FOX Sports 2 the following when asked who he wants to face next.
“Anyone who wants to fight and sign the dotted line. I’m ready to go in Baltimore or Albuquerque,” said the 31 year-old lightweight. “Whoever wants to make money. I’m going for six. Are there any hungry fighters who think they don’t get paid enough? Just sign on the line.”
Cerrone’s win came after he floored Barboza with a stiff jab, and quickly secured a rear-naked-choke, but not before he took several hard shots from the feared striker.
“Everyone knows that Cowboy starts slow,” said Cerrone while discussing the opening moments of the bout. “I took about 30 unanswered punches to get going.”
The “Cowboy” became just the second man to defeat Barboza (13-2), who had won three in a row going into the bout, after he was stopped by Jamie Varner in 2012.
“A lot of people try to end with strikes. I think that’s the time to get the submission. It started off bad, but turned out ok.”
Cerrone’s record currently stands at 23-6 and the well rounded fighter is currently ranked #8 in the UFC’s lightweight division.