On two occasions Donald Cerrone has been close to a UFC lightweight title shot. Both times when title contention was up for grabs, “Cowboy” came up short. The most recent was a first round loss to the returning Anthony Pettis.
“That’s my second time being up there for contendership and losing, going back to the end of the pile,” said Cerrone to MMA Fighting. “Emotionally you don’t want to talk to anybody. You don’t want to hear about it. You don’t want to see it.”
Pettis caught Cerrone halfway through the first round with shots to the body, marking the only time someone has stopped Cerrone. Pettis opted for a featherweight title shot instead of the lightweight one.
Cerrone returns at UFC 160 against K.J. Noons, who makes his debut as a former Strikeforce fighter.
UFC 160 is May 25 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.