UFC: Donald Cerrone Making Terrific Move In Dropping To Featherweight

By Jeremy Green
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One of the most exciting fighters in the UFC is Donald Cerrone. He is always content to putting on a striking display for the fans and when the fight hits the mat, he has lethal submissions. However, he hasn’t really been able to put it together in the lightweight division. Time and time again, he would get on a win streak, but would come up short fighting against another top contender.

His latest loss was to Rafael Dos Anjos, a loss that Cerrone seemed lethargic in. Currently, he is set to face Evan Dunham in what should be an exciting lightweight war. But after this bout, it seems he is going to make the trip down to the featherweight division in hopes of getting a title shot there. Is this a good move on his part?

In short, yes. Cerrone would be a huge for the division, and this would translate well in terms of his power and strength. At lightweight, Cerrone was an exceptional striker with brutal finishing abilities. His striking power should be on full display at featherweight.

Bouts with Frankie Edgar, B.J. Penn, and Chad Mendes would be huge for Cerrone’s career, and a win over either of these opponents would certainly make him an instant contender for the belt. First things first, however — Cerrone is set to do battle with Dunham, but he could make an interesting splash when he drops down a weight class.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus.

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