Just two days after defeating Myles Jury at UFC 182, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone stepped up on short notice to replace Eddie Alvarez against Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston, which takes place in just two weeks. Following Monday’s announcement, fighters and industry insiders took to Twitter to react to the news.
You’ll about to know why they call me cowboy
— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) January 6, 2015
— UFC (@ufc) January 5, 2015
You’re crazy as hell @Cowboycerrone That’s why I like you.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) January 6, 2015
“@Cowboycerrone: You’ll about to know why they call me cowboy” ha I imagine he accepts a short notice fight while chugging beer, 1 of a kind
— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) January 6, 2015
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) January 6, 2015
— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) January 6, 2015
Respect to @Cowboycerrone – we’re not likely to see another like him for a long time, if ever…
— Thomas Gerbasi (@tgerbasi) January 6, 2015