'Cowboy' Cerrone packing lunch for three rounds of ‘hell’ against Anthony Pettis, while 'Showtime' gets reinjured

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Though the two have yet to be booked for an event, Donald Cerrone says he has already signed his side of the deal to face Anthony Pettis inside the UFC's Octagon in the near future; however, the wait might be a bit longer that expected as 'Showtime' suffered another setback in training.

There doesn't seem to be any love lost between current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contenders Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.

"Cowboy" recently called out "Showtime," telling the Roufusport fighter to stop crying about his shoulder and quit being a "bitch ass." Those words didn't sit too well with the "pissed off" former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) 155-pound champion, issuing a warning to Cerrone that he better be prepared to back up "all the 'mess' he's been talking."

Though the two have yet to be booked for an event, the belief is, according to "Cowboy," the two scrappy lightweights will square off sometime in December or January. Cerrone recently told MMA Interviews he has already signed his part of the deal and he is just waiting for Pettis to do his part, which is to heal his shoulder and sign on the dotted line.

He explains:

"I'm looking forward to that fight. Hopefully December we're gonna get it, beginning of January. My side of the deal is signed. (I'm) just waiting on him while his shoulder is rehabbed. There's been a lot of shit talking back and forth, so it's gonna be fun. It's gonna be for the fans. I think it's gonna be Fight of the Night for sure. He's well-rounded. I think my wrestling is better than his but if we go to the ground he's good on the ground, if we stay standing he's good there. It's gonna be a helluva fight. I'm packing a lunch. I'm ready for three rounds of hell. I'll fight him on an undercard, I don't care."

Cerrone's patience might wear just a little bit thinner as Pettis took his his Twitter account earlier today to reveal yet another setback because of injury:

"Can't catch a break injuries fucking suck!!!"

Details are slim as two how severe his latest injury is; however, it seems it might be enough to delay the "Cowboy" showdown a bit longer.

Both are currently enjoying two-fight win streaks, with Pettis coming off a first round knockout victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144 and Cerrone putting his former training partner, Melvin Guillard, to sleep at UFC 150 in little more than one minute.

Though the two are no slouches on the ground, Pettis and Cerrone have a knack at wowing fans on the feet, as evidenced by their previous performances.

If and when the two lightweight contenders match up, it is sure to be filled with fireworks, as well as have major title shot implications on the line. The victor will set himself up nicely to be next in line to face the winner of current champion, Ben Henderson, and number one contender, Nate Diaz, as they prepare to headline UFC on FOX 5 on Dec. 8, 2012, which will go down at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

How about it Maniacs, who is your early pick to prevail in this potential "Fight of the Night" barnburner between "Cowboy" and "Showtime" when it finally goes down?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker