There is no better judge of Donald Cerrone than the “Cowboy” himself.
Cerrone (16-3) has been a notorious slow starter inside the cage, but after his Knockout of the Night over Charles Oliveira, that may not be the case anymore.
“I knew (Oliveira) was going to be right there, and this was the perfect match up for me to finally unleash,” Cerrone said. “I was able to go out there and pull the trigger. I had a long talk with myself in the mirror like, ‘Man, I don’t care if you get knocked out. Let ’em go.’ This fight was about me, and I’m happy with it.”
And while many fighters would want to sit and rest after scoring their second UFC victory, Cerrone is already putting himself out there for UFC 135, which takes place next month in Denver, Colorado, as an injury replacement should a fighter get hurt in training.
The former WEC champion also made not of the success WEC fighters had against UFC fighters Sunday night at UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle.
“We’re not the little brother, right?” Cerrone asked. “I think the little brother just beat up the big brother. It feels good for the WEC boys to be back on Versus making it happen.”