UFC FN 89: Patrick Cote Plans to Finish Donald Cerrone, Won’t be “Shy” Calling For Title Shot,
By FCF Staff
Patrick Cote isn’t currently ranked in the top 15, but the surging welterweight isn’t going to let that stop him from calling for a title shot, if he takes out Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 89.
Cote and Cerrone will battle in the co-headliner of today’s event, which will take place in Ottawa, Ontario. Heading into the bout, Cote has won three straight fights and has stopped Joshua Burkman and most recently Ben Saunders, during that time. The last man to defeat him is top ranked contender, Stephen Thompson, who will battle Rory MacDonald in the main event.
Recently Cote had this to say about today’s match-up, and what he plans to do afterwards, provided he scores a big win (quote via UFC.com):
“You have to understand that this is an entertainment business, so it’s always about how you win your fight,” Cote said. “I’m going to go out there and finish Cerrone and it’s going to be my third finish in a row, my fourth win in a row, with only one loss at 170, so, for me, the matchup, if (champion Robbie) Lawler wins against (Tyron) Woodley, is a barnburner. There’s going to be fireworks and it’s ten times more interesting. This is a business, it’s about selling the card. When I finish Cerrone, I’m not going to be shy to call out the champ.”
Cerrone, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win over Charles Oliveira, in a welterweight fight that took place in February. Prior to that, Cerrone was quickly stopped by lightweight champ, Rafael dos Anjos in December.
Lawler and Woodley are scheduled to fight July 30th, at UFC 201.