A lightweight grudge match will take place at UFC 131 pitting former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Mac Danzig against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Vancouver.
The UFC announced the match-up on Monday.
“Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and TUF 6 winner Mac Danzig have verbally agreed to meet in what should be a non-stop action fight at UFC 131 in Vancouver,” said UFC president Dana White.
Cerrone and Danzig have a bit of history with each other through Twitter and a few interviews. When Cerrone was set to make his UFC debut, he made several comments about wanting to fight Cole Miller in the Octagon.
Danzig chimed in about that on his Twitter account, saying, “So all you have to do to secure a fight you haven’t earned is wear a silly hat, call yourself ‘Cowboy’ and talk trash? Seems strange.”
Cerrone responded when appearing on MMAWeekly Radio prior to his Octagon debut against Paul Kelly at UFC 126.
“First of all, Danzig, you were on the chopping block and then you accidentally knocked out my teammate, Joe Stevenson. Now you want to do exactly what I did by calling Cole Miller out and you want to be a hypocrite. Come on, bro!” Cerrone stated.
It appears the UFC was paying attention to what the lightweights had to say because now they will face each other at UFC 131 in Vancouver.