UFC Quick Quote: Donald Cerrone is a fire and Nate Diaz is feeding the flame

Donald Cerrone can't wait to get inside the cage and fight Nate Diaz at UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas.

"I stay in shape, I stay ready and I stay in the gym. So, yeah, I'm 100-percent confident coming into this fight. I will be in shape. In confidence, man, you look good, you feel good, you fight good. He's got good stand-up, if the fight goes to the ground, jiu-jitsu's very good. All that aside, motherf*ckers are game. Right now if I bumped into the parking lot and said, 'what's up?' We're throwing down. And to me, I like that mentality, man. You can't teach that. They come to fight. Me too. I'm just as game as you are. You don't have to be from Stockton to be tough. I am the best striker in the 155-pound division, I know that. That's 100-percent, I know that. So I'm going to kick him, I'm going to knee him, I'm going to elbow him, I'm going to punch him. If he wants to stand, let's stand. Come fight night, let's go, motherf*cker, I don't care where it goes. But if you want to talk sh*t to me, you're just going to raise me and piss me off and make me a better fire. So feed my f*cking flame. That's how I say let's go. Hell or high water, I'll be there to fight Nate. At the end of the night, I'll have my hand raised. I can tell you that."

-- Go get some, Donald Cerronaay! As "Cowboy" prepares to do just that against Nate Diaz at UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" on Fri., Dec. 30, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he gets more and more worked up (via UFC.com) at the prospect of throwing down with a fellow fighter who shares the same mentality. Both men are tough as nails and willing to scrap at any time in any place and against anyone. They're also both great strikers with equally as potent jiu-jitsu games. Fortunately for fight fans, they've been paired up for a bout that could go a very long way in determining the next contender to the 155-pound title. Cerrone, especially, is on his way to a crack at the division crown, thanks to his willingness to take short notice fights and look just as dominant within them. He's already fought four times this year, in fact, his first four bouts inside the Octagon. He emerged victorious each time out and has already run the gamut of fight night bonus awards for fight, knockout and submission. Dude, is pretty good at his job. But so is Diaz. And now that the two have exchanged a bit of trash talking, all parties are cocked, locked and ready to rock. Are you?

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