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Say what?!? Donald Cerrone willing to wait for title shot with UFC 187 win over John Makdessi

"Cowboy" waiting around? Now I've heard it all.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Cerrone isn't one to sit on his behind and do nothing.

When he isn't wakeboarding, scuba diving, jumping out of planes or rock climbing; the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender is trying to fight inside the Octagon.

Every other weekend, if possible.

It's that kind of "fight anytime, anywhere" attitude that has made him a fan (and company) favorite. But should "Cowboy" prove victorious at this weekend's UFC 187 event against John Makdessi, he won't be lobbying for a quick return.

Of course, that's only if he is guaranteed a shot at the title. If that's the case, then he'll gladly return to his extreme sports ways until his championship fight is booked. As he told MMA Fighting, he is willing to do so even if it takes all summer.

"If I win this fight and they say, 'Cowboy, we don't know what we're gonna do yet, have a seat,' I'm gonna say, 'Give me another fight. But if they say, 'Cowboy, we're giving you the title, here you go,' I'll sit and I'll wait and I'll go wakeboard my ass off all summer."

When Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced to bow out of his scheduled fight against Cerrone at UFC 187 with an injury, "Cowboy" could have easily declined a high risk, low reward fight against Makdessi. Had he done that, then he wouldn't be living up to his mantra.

His words:

"It's kind of good. People are like, 'Yo Cowboy, get the title, man.' But that's not my style. Like I was saying earlier today, I can't be the guy that says I want to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime and in the same breath, 'Well, except this one.' Fuck it. Let's go."

Cerrone has competed a whopping 10 times inside the Octagon from January 2013 to January 2015. The four month break since his last fight against Myles Jury earlier this year to now, is the longest during that span.

But should a title shot come knocking, he'll gladly sit out longer than that in order to secure his first ever opportunity at claiming UFC gold.

Can you blame him?

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