UFC Quick Quote: Anthony Pettis respects the skills of Donald Cerrone, but not the person

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Former WEC champion Anthony Pettis is tired of Donald Cerrone running his mouth, feeling that "Cowboy" is only getting brash after finding out about his injury. Get the full details below.

"[Cerrone] waited until I was hurt to call me out. When I was healthy, before I got the surgery, he didn't want to fight me...I respect his skills but as a person, I don't respect him at all. The way he went about the fight, if you want to fight, tell me when to fight, but you don't got to talk shit about it."

-- Much hubbub has been raised by Donald Cerrone in his efforts to try and pick a fight with former WEC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis. "Cowboy" has been calling out Pettis ever since his "Knockout of the Night"-winning performance against Melvin Guillard at UFC 150 in Denver earlier this year. This hasn't gone unnoticed by Pettis, who tells FightHubTV that he respects the former bullrider's skills, but not the person. This bout has been in the works for a considerable length of time and was even considered for the upcoming 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Pettis was sidelined following a spat with a staph infection once he was cleared to start training again, but if all goes well, the bout should still take place in early 2013. What do you make of this war of words, Maniacs?

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