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Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis Are Looking Forward to Facing Each Other at UFC on FOX 6

December 25, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis recently spoke with MMAjunkie about their fight at UFC on FOX 6. Check out the highlights:

Cerrone on staying focused on his current fight: “I go with the task at hand. That’s Pettis.”

Pettis on beating current champion Benson Henderson back at WEC 53: “It does feel like a long time ago. Watching that [highlight versus Henderson] and where I’m at now, it feels like an eternity. Watching fights, watching all these guys advance their careers, and I’m in this spot [injured]. Beating ‘Cowboy’ gets me back in the mix.”

Pettis on the stakes of his bout with Cerrone: “I need to have the best performance of my career. ‘Cowboy’ is a tough guy. He’s well-rounded. He wins besides Diaz. He’s one of the guys I can make my name off of and get a title shot.”

Cerrone on persuing Pettis: “I’m talking back in the WEC when I tried to fight him. I’m talking about in the UFC when I tried to fight him. His manager said, ‘Well, maybe you should tell ‘Cowboy’ to take another fight.’ So that’s what I did – not sit there and wait for him. All the talking of me saying that he turned it down is true. That’s that.”

On the fight being a possible #1 contender’s match for a shot at Henderson: “You only have 15 minutes to convince the judges that you’re a better fighter, or knock him out or submit him. I’ve got to get going quick. It’s one of those fights (in which) I can’t take shots to get going. Whoever makes the first mistake, it can be a short night.”

Cerrone on trash talk: “I don’t care; I don’t care what Pettis says. I’mma whip his ass the same.”

Pettis on his plan for Cerrone: “I can guarantee that he’s going to shoot first,” . He’s been talking a lot of mess that my standup is this and that, (and that) he’s going to expose me here. I guarantee you he shoots first. I’m going to go in there as motivated as ever. Like I said, 2012 sucked, but 2013 is going to be my year. I’m going to get after it. I’m going to go out there and finish fights.”

Cerrone on Pettis: “I have to get through Pettis to get a belt. I have nothing against the guy, but the reason I’m picking on him is he’s next. That’s all there is to it. As far as me talking to s— and all that, I’m tired of him backing out and all that, so just train hard and show up, p—-.”


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