Donald Cerrone Hopes Anthony Pettis Lives up to the Hype
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.24.2013
At this weekend’s UFC on FOX 6 event…
- Donald Cerrone recently spoke about this weekend's fight with Anthony Pettis. Here are the highlights…
On Wanting to Fight More: "I was talking to my team about that today. I said, 'You think they'd get mad if I took one at 170 (pounds) or something, just trying to fill one in there?' They said, 'No, you're not gonna do that.' So I don't know. I'd gladly take (a fight before the title shot) – but I don't know how it will work out."
On The Fight With Pettis being a Long Time Coming: "Our managers were trying to work it out back in the WEC days," he said. "And when he came (to the UFC) to fight Clay (Guida), I was trying to rally for that fight. The Melvin (Guillard) fight, I was supposed to fight him there, but his shoulder got hurt. There was just a lot of spots along the way it was supposed to happen and it just never happened. Was it because of him ducking me? That could just be me talking s---. With him being injured, it's just the way it is. But now here we are."
On The Fight Itself: "I'm going to go out there and fight my ass off. That's just what I do," he said. "The pressure and the hype of a fight doesn't matter to me. Me getting a 'W' and going out there and fighting the style I do, it's an exciting style. I just go in your face and nonstop. As far as living up to the hype, I hope Anthony lives up to the hype. I plan on going out there with everything I've got and saving nothing."