Donald Cerrone eager to fight Anthony Pettis: UFC keeps telling us be ready for January

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

With so many upper weight class UFC fighters turning down short notice bouts, it's easy to forget about the lighter weight guys who do no such thing ... like Donald Cerrone, who is really eager to get back inside the cage to fight Anthony Pettis.

With so much Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) news centering around fighters refusing fights and goofy title bookings like Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), it's easy to forget about guys like Donald Cerrone.

You remember him, right? He's the crazy bastard always willing to step in and fight anyone, anywhere, anytime at any weight.

Legitimately. Not hype like in a commercial for someone who isn't actually that way.

Currently, "Cowboy" is on the sidelines, patiently awaiting his next date for the dance. He knows his partner -- Anthony Pettis -- but he doesn't know when the two will be locked inside a cage for 15 minutes of battle.

In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, he did reveal the time UFC has told him to be ready.

"Nothing's set, they just keep telling us, mid-January, end of January, be ready for January. You know January will be a quicker opportunity to fight, if we were doing the show it (the fight) would have been delayed until June or July."

The show he's referring to is TUF. At one point, Cerrone and Pettis were penciled in as coaches until Jones and Sonnen stepped in and brushed them off to the side. About that, Cerrone said:

"Obviously we got overrun by a bigger, badder wolf."

All that's left to do at this point is wait patiently and stay ready to scrap at any time.

We'll certainly be ready to watch him handle business when the time comes.

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