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Donald Cerrone Hopes Anthony Pettis Lives up to the Hype

January 24, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Donald Cerrone recently spoke about this weekend’s fight with Anthony Pettis. Here are the highlights…

On Wanting to Fight More: “I was talking to my team about that today. I said, ‘You think they’d get mad if I took one at 170 (pounds) or something, just trying to fill one in there?’ They said, ‘No, you’re not gonna do that.’ So I don’t know. I’d gladly take (a fight before the title shot) – but I don’t know how it will work out.”

On The Fight With Pettis being a Long Time Coming: “Our managers were trying to work it out back in the WEC days,” he said. “And when he came (to the UFC) to fight Clay (Guida), I was trying to rally for that fight. The Melvin (Guillard) fight, I was supposed to fight him there, but his shoulder got hurt. There was just a lot of spots along the way it was supposed to happen and it just never happened. Was it because of him ducking me? That could just be me talking s—. With him being injured, it’s just the way it is. But now here we are.”

On The Fight Itself: “I’m going to go out there and fight my ass off. That’s just what I do,” he said. “The pressure and the hype of a fight doesn’t matter to me. Me getting a ‘W’ and going out there and fighting the style I do, it’s an exciting style. I just go in your face and nonstop. As far as living up to the hype, I hope Anthony lives up to the hype. I plan on going out there with everything I’ve got and saving nothing.”



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