Donald Cerrone Still Has Worth at Lightweight

By Kevin Davidson
Donald Cerrone
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In the fight game, it pays to have enemies. Cole Miller recently defeated Sam Sicilia and the proceeded to call out Donald Cerrone for a bout at featherweight. Cerrone has not necessarily turned the fight down, he is focused on getting the championship belt at lightweight, not featherweight. It was a weird turn of events for Miller to call out Cerrone, but it made both of them extremely valuable again.

Cerrone has had some very notable feuds over his martial arts career, but one has to wonder how true this one will be. Cerrone has expressed interest at fighting at a lower weight class, but has admitted that it will mean an insane lifestyle change.

I do believe that he can cut another 10 pounds if he does it correctly, but what would the point be? Cerrone has proven to be extremely valuable because of his penchant for finishing fights, and his habit to speak his mind and not apologize for it. Would the fight between Cerrone and Miller draw a paying audience? Yes, but it would not be enough to support a pay-per-view card. It would most likely be put on the main card of a FOX event, which is not a bad thing.

Cerrone is also ranked in the top-10 of the lightweight division, a division that he is extremely competitive in. Most athletes will try a weight cut when they need to revitalize their career or want another challenge. It is safe to say that Cerrone has some more business to take care of in the lightweight division, especially with his habit of taking short-notice fights.

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