Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury Replaces Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano at UFC 182

October 29, 2014
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A bout between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Myles Jury has long been brewing in a social media war between the two, but appeared like it might not happen due to disputes over when and where.

Cerrone on Wednesday indicated the situation had been rectified, posting on Instagram, indicating that the fight would happen at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston.’s sources indicated that the Boston event was the initial target when UFC officials finally got Cerrone and Jury to agree on the fight and a date, but that was before the dominoes began to fall.

UFC president Dana White later in the day on Wednesday confirmed that Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort would take happen on at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles, but also revealed that the title bout between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano would be joining them. Rousey vs. Zingano had initially been slated in the co-main event slot for UFC 182, which features Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier.

SEE ALSO: Rousey vs. Zingano Joins Weidman vs. Belfort at UFC 184 in Los Angeles

With Rousey vs. Zingano on the move, the UFC needed a solid replacement for its UFC 182 co-main event.

Enter Cerrone vs. Jury.

The excitement over a Cerrone vs. Jury fight has been building for quite some time with bother fighters being kicked around in the title talk mix, so it was a logical choice to replace Rouse vs. Zingano.

Cerrone (25-6, 1 no contest) is a longtime fan favorite that has finally been putting the streak together that may earn a UFC title shot, and a win over Jury would likely be the final piece of the puzzle. He’s riding high on a five-fight winning streak that includes victories over the likes of Jim Miller and former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez.

Undefeated in his professional career, Jury (15-0) has been nothing short of stellar since joining the ranks of the UFC. Any doubts about his worthiness as a contender should have been quelled when he defeated Diego Sanchez and Takanori Gomi in succession, but a victory over Cerrone would silence even the most skeptical of critics.

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  • Mike Pardue

    Myles Jury is in with one of the big dogs for this fight. No more puppies from here on out. Cerrone is the real deal. I guess we’ll find out if Jury is the real deal or not too after this fight.

  • who what huh

    “Any doubts about his worthiness as a contender should have been quelled when he defeated Diego Sanchez and Takanori Gomi in succession”?

    Don’t get me wrong, Jury’s great, but Sanchez and Gomi aren’t the types of wins that put you in title contention anymore in a division as deep as lightweight. If it weren’t for robberies Sanchez would be on a huge losing streak and risking getting cut or forced into retirement. And Gomi is ancient in fight years and only beats very mediocre fighters he can drag into a brawl.

    • ac

      True, but it he beat Cerrone then Jury is a legit threat.

  • Maddawgmar

    No he is worthy and would be up next to get the shot, but Cerrone doesn’t want to wait. The only other lightweight that would be in consideration over him is Nurmagomedov. And he is still injured if I remember correctly

  • solo

    Yea, but he also lost to Nate Diaz and Rafael Dos Anjos more recently. You know RDA?! The guy who just KO’d Benson Henderson, and the same guy who got dominated by Khabib Nurmagomedov. So, i guess we all know who is who…

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    Cowboy’s finished 4 out of his last five fights. He stays busy like no other. I think he deserves another shot. He still needs to figure out how to fight in the first round. It’s like he doesn’t find his rhythm until he nearly gets knocked out! That said, Pettis is on a different level than the rest of the division.

    • cheflacsto

      I don’t disagree with you on that but he is always injured, much like Cain who also dominates. I am not sure, if Cerrone can even give him a good fight but I think he has earned the shot. Cerrone wanted to fight Khabib and he got injured so I think he has to be next.

      • Hugh Shakeshaft

        It’s bothersome how prone to injury Cain and Pettis are. I think Dana needs to revisit the one year policy on injured champs and maybe drop it down to 9 months. I’d rather see more interim champ fights if necessary. Bones is pushing the limits too with his injury here. Cormier will win with ease though. If Bones gets injured again before this fight, I hope Dana goes immediately to an interim title fight between Cormier and Gus.

        • cheflacsto

          Cormier will win with ease? I would be shocked, in the face-offs at the time is now Jon appeared to be so much bigger than Cormier. I think it will be a good fight, it took Cormier a long time to submit Hendo. If he takes that long with Jones he could be in trouble. If he somehow can’t take Jones down there is no way he will be able to defeat him on the feet.

          • Hugh Shakeshaft

            Cormier has fought very big dudes before: Bigfoot, Barnett, Mir. That said, Jones will be his toughest challenge. I see this fight going the distance. Bones will get taken down at will. I see no reason why that will be any different. However, Bones’ striking will be the best Cormier has encountered so far, but I don’t see Cormier staying in Bones’ range. He will be up against his chest the entire fight. Bones will have his back against the cage, just like Mir, most of the fight. If Bones is smart, and he is, he will be preparing to fight at close range this time. He’ll have to find a way to win boxing dirty.

          • cheflacsto

            You can’t compare Jones to Bigfoot, Barnett or Mir. Jones would probably beat all of those guys as well. He would absolutely finis Mir which Cormier couldn’t do. I just don’t see Cormier winning this fight. Jones is just as big strong,, and faster than any of the guys Cormier fought at Heavyweight. I kind of agree that it may go the distance, but if there is a finish it will be Jones.

  • riverdawg

    This is a HUGE fight for Myles Jury. I think Cerrone is on a whole other level than anybody Jury has fought in the UFC. If Jury wins this throws him in the mix with the other tops guys in the division. That being said, I still think Cerrone wins if he can survive his usual slow start.

  • fuk ronda

    did that fun bitch ronda cry for more time

    • fuk ronda