UFC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has said he wants to fight six times this year.
He fought four times in 2013 and has already fought twice in 2014. Fresh off his UFC on FOX 11 first-round submission win over Edson Barboza on Saturday, Cerrone is ready to jump right back in there.
“Anybody that wants to sign the dotted line. I am ready to go. Next week in Baltimore, I’m ready to go. Albuquerque, you name it,” said Cerrone during the UFC Post Fight Show.
When most fighters are asked who they’d like to fight next, they typically provide the standard, “whoever the UFC puts in front of me” response. It’s a hollow and generic answer that a lot of them don’t actually mean. Fights are turned down on a regular basis. But when Cerrone says he’ll fight whomever the UFC puts in front of him, he actually means exactly that.
“Whoever wants to make money,” said Cerrone when asked who he wants to face next.
“I’m going for six (fights this year). So if you want to sign on the dotted line… Is there any hungry fighters out there that say they don’t get paid enough by the UFC? I tell you what, Cowboy’s got the answer. Sign on the line. I don’t care where you’re at on the roster. Let’s go,” added the 31-year-old athlete.
Cerrone’s a Denver native, but trains out of the Jackson-Winkeljohn gym in Albuquerque. On June 7, New Mexico’s most populous city is hosting UFC Fight Night 42. It would be a quick turnaround, but “Cowboy” is going for six. A fight in June would keep him on pace to possibly do it.