While the fight isn’t official just yet, it seems likely that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be meeting in the near future in a fight that should be for number one contendership in the UFC’s lightweight division.
The undefeated Russian currently holds a 22-0 record and most recently defeated Rafael dos Anjos in April of 2014. Nurmagomedov has been on the shelf ever since due to an ACL injury.
Cerrone, on the other hand, has been fighting like a mad man. Cerrone fought six times in the span of a year and is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak.
While Cerrone is known for being an exciting fighter to watch, he worries that a fight with Nurmagomedov will be a terrible fight.
Here’s what Cerrone had to say about the potential bout:
“This is the guy – that’s it. He’s the only one left before getting the belt. Stylistically, he’s going to be a terrible fight, man. I’m a striker, he’s a wrestler. So I’ve gotta get my wrestling on. I like fighting. I don’t give a sh*t.
I’ll definitely gauge my training toward wrestling. But you never know what he’s going to do. He may try – but I doubt it. His striking’s not top level. He’s probably just going to try to wrestle the sh-t out of me.
I want to fight. Not only fight on a date, but actually go in there and throw down. So, for someone that wants to just come and wrestle me and not make it an entertaining fight, I hate that on my side because I don’t give the fans what they want to see. I want to throw down.”