Donald Cerrone just wants Anthony Pettis inside the UFC Octagon. If Cerrone had to wait until next summer and compete vs. Pettis on The Ultimate Fighter, he was willing to do so.
Instead, it appears that “Cowboy” and “Showtime” will collide in January, according to a recent interview Cerrone gave with Bleacher Report.
“Nothing’s set, they just keep telling us, mid-January, end of January; be ready for January,” Cerrone said. “You know January will be a quicker opportunity to fight.”
Cerrone, who recently defeated Melvin Guillard, added, “if we were doing the show, “it would have been delayed until June or July.” The show would be TUF, which the UFC decided to go with Jon Jones-Chael Sonnen on as coaches instead.
“Obviously, we got overrun by a bigger, badder wolf,” said Cerrone, in regards to Jones-Sonnen being selected.
Pettis is currently recovering from an injury that has kept him on the sidelines since a win over Joe Lauzon earlier this year. The former WEC champion has also said he should be ready to go early in 2013.