Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone made it two in a row last night by taking out tough young fighter Chris Horodecki by second round triangle choke. The win marked his second since losing to former champion Ben Henderson in a title fight this past April. Speaking post-fight, the Texas fighter with a Muay Thai background credited his coach, the renowned Greg Jackson, for his win and discussed who he wants to face in his first UFC bout. (Props to MMAWeekly)
“Thanks to Greg Jackson. He always pushes us, gives us words of wisdom to keep us motivated, so I owe it all to Greg Jackson,” said Cerrone.
The world’s premier MMA promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, recently absorbed the WEC and its fighters. With last night’s WEC 53 event being the last for that promotion, many of the WEC fighters are starting to plan their UFC debuts. Count Cerrone among them, as he has already picked out the opponent he would like to face in his first UFC bout.
“Cole Miller,” Cerrone said of who he’d like to fight next. “He beat a good friend of mine, Leonard Garcia, and before I was anything I told him I’m coming for you Cole, and Cole, I’m coming for you.”
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis went down last night at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona and saw now-UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defend his WEC 135-pound belt and earn that weight class’ belt for the UFC. In other title fight action, Ben Henderson lost his belt to Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in an entertaining five round scrap that featured one of the year’s best highlights courtesy Pettis’ “Showtime Kick.”