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‘Not scared’ Cowboy Cerrone warns Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘I’m coming for the UFC lightweight title’

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MMA: UFC 206- Cerrone vs Brown Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

After breaking his three-fight skid by knocking out Yancy Medeiros in the first round at last night’s (Sun., Feb. 18, 2018) UFC Fight Night 126 event in Austin, Texas, Donald Cerrone could be headed back to the Lightweight division.

When asked during the UFC on FOX Sports 1 post-fight show what was in his future, “Cowboy” revealed the possibility of going back down to 155 pounds. And he isn’t afraid to go straight to the top.

Well, sort of.

“I want 155, I want to go get the belt. Khabib, I’m coming baby, I’m coming. I ain’t scared to fight you,” said Cerrone. While his call out of “The Eagle” is admirable -- especially since not a lot of people are eager to face him — it’s important to note that Tony Ferguson is the current champion.

That can all change in a few weeks, though, as Khabib and “El Cucuy” are set to fight for the division strap at UFC 223 on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. Khabib and Cerrone were set to fight at UFC 187 back in 2015 before “The Eagle” was forced out with an injury.

As for Donald’s plans to go back down, he revealed how the size of the current 170-pounders pretty much told him 155 is where it’s at for him.

“These big boys hit hard and they are a lot bigger, man. I woke up at 168 and made weight easy. I wish there was a 165 division. UFC can we get a 165 weight class, please? Who knows, I will just fight wherever they tell me. If hey call me and tell me they need me at 170, I’ll say, Okay,’ I’ll take any fight. They all pay the same to me so, it don’t mater who it is,” he added.

Cerrone made his Welterweight debut in 2016 after coming up short against Rafael dos Anjos in his first-ever UFC title fight, and went on to win his first four fights in the weight class before dropping three straight.

Anyone think lightweight is the right spot for “Cowboy?” Or should he continue trying his luck at 170 pounds?