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Donald Cerrone cleared of eye injury, targets quick turnaround following loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 214

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Donald Cerrone is back to his old tricks.

After coming up short against Robbie Lawler at last weekend’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California, “Cowboy” is ready to get back on the horse, despite suffering an eye injury in his “Ruthless” battle.

“I got my eye cleared up. I had a six-month (medical) suspension, so that’s another reason why I’m here,” Cerrone told MMAjunkie while in Las Vegas. “I went and took my eye – I got it cleared, and I’m good to go – 20/5 vision. You’d think I could see the punches coming.”

As for when Donald would like to return, he’s trying to get a spot on the upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view (PPV) event October 7 in “Sin City.”

“I was just at the office rallying for Oct. 7 (UFC 216),” he added. “So we’ll see. I didn’t get knocked out this time, so I was like, ‘I’m OK.’

As for his fight against Robbie, Cerrone admits Lawler may have been a bit more aggressive which ultimately won the judges over, but says he would’ve loved to to have two more extra rounds to work.

“I wish we had two more rounds, man,” Cerrone said. “God, I had a good time. I really did. I knew that fight was going to be that exact thing: meeting in the middle and (expletive) just fighting. The judges – whatever. I don’t have any control over that. I can’t say ‘(Expletive) them,’” he added.

“I guess I should have fought harder, right? They always say, ‘Don’t leave it to the judges.’ So that’s that. Like I said, I wish I had two more rounds. But I legitimately have a sickness, and that was fun to me. Like fun, fun.”

If he doesn’t get on the UFC 216 card, “Cowboy” says he will probably be put on ice for the following month when the promotion invades New York City once again for UFC 217 a few weeks later, which is expected to feature a Middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.

“I think they’re going to hold me off and put me on Madison Square Garden (UFC 217, set for Nov. 4)” Cerrone said. “I have a silly hunch. But who cares? I like to fight. So bring that (expletive) on.”

Care to throw out any potential opponents for either card?

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