If at first you don’t succeed, drop 15 pounds and try again.
Former 155-pound title contender, Donald Cerrone, is contemplating a return to the lightweight division after suffering his fourth loss at 170 pounds. While it seems like a move that is long overdue, “Cowboy” (33-11, 1 NC) started his welterweight run by winning four straight with four consecutive finishes.
Since then, the longtime Jackson-Winkeljohn product is just 1-4 with two technical knockout losses.
His most recent defeat came at the hands of Leon Edwards in the UFC Singapore main event last weekend on Fight Pass. “Cowboy” was once again the smaller opponent and couldn't get his offense going at any point across their five-round affair.
As a lightweight, the 35 year-old kickboxer racked up a 12-1 record dating back to late 2103 before packing on the pounds for greener pastures, so in spite of his recent struggles, there’s no reason to think he can’t return to the lightweight division and pick up right where he left off.