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Donald Cerrone Proves To Be New Go-To Guy By Saving UFC 178

Donald Cerrone

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It is a rare thing for a well-known fighter to take a fight on short notice, especially when an event’s future is on the line. We are all looking at you, Jon Jones. Well, UFC 178 was the UFC’s most stacked card of the year, culminating in a colossal Light-Heavyweight fight between Jones and Daniel Cormier. There was so much bad blood between those two that they even brawled at a press conference already. Anticipation was at an all-time high; unfortunately that anticipation was blown away like candles on a birthday cake with Jones’ injury.

However, The UFC knew that they needed some more star power to boost the card, and of course, Chael Sonnen answered the call. Nah, I’m joking. But honestly, the MMA world would have gone upside down if that happened. Instead, Donald Cerrone got the call and could not be any happier. Cerrone will be facing a very dangerous opponent in Bobby Green. Green just got off a career-defining win over Josh Thomson. It was impressive to say the least, so this fight will certainly be good.

The only thing that is nuts about this is that I’m surprised that they did not try to grab a bigger star. Cerrone is by far the most active fighter on the UFC roster. The guy fights whenever he can, and so far, 2014 has been good to him. But part of me wonders that if they didn’t even try to reach out to some of the bigger superstars because they knew Cerrone would take a fight. Will it boost the pay per view numbers? Probably not much worth noting, but it did save the event which is nothing to scoff at.