Keep your title shot.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Donald Cerrone has now won five straight -- with four finishes -- inside a stacked 155-pound division, the kind of blistering run that would earn most fighters a shot at the division crown.
Then again, Cerrone is not most fighters.
Despite his impressive win over Eddie Alvarez at the UFC 178: "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (Sept. 27, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada (highlights), "Cowboy" isn't concerning himself with the winner of Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez, who slug it out at UFC 181 on Dec. 6.
Because that would mean waiting until 2015 for his next fight.
"I, of course, want to stay very busy, so taking a fight in November or December would be great for me," Cerrone said at the UFC 178 post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). "Waiting? I don't know, I want to fight."
Cerrone (25-6) has a staggering nine MMA fights over the last two years, for a record of 7-2. To put that into perspective, the oft-injured Anthony Pettis, along with Chris Weidman and Cain Velasquez, have nine fights combined during that same span.
And they're champions!
If and when "Cowboy" gets back in the saddle in November (or December), that will mark his fifth fight in 2014, one short of his goal. But hey, there's always 2015, right?
See who else went home a winner at UFC 178 right here.