After a long successful career at lightweight class and an unsuccessful title show, Cerrone made the jump up to welterweight division. He rattled off a four-fight win streak before coming short against Robbie Lawler and Jorge Masvidal.
Recently things have become roller coaster for Cerrone who has suffered to brutal defeats in his last three bouts in a row and with his fighting career once again at crossroads; it appears Cerrone intends to moving back down to the UFC lightweight division.
‘Cowboy’ recently speaking on The Fighter and the Kid podcast and said his recent bumpy ride at welterweight division and discussed whats next for his fighting career.
“I’m there five [more] years,” said Cerrone. “I’m going back to 155. I’m only 175; I’ve been waking up at 175 every day, so it’s like pffft, I’m fine. I’m more focused. At 170, I can just not train and f**k off. I put more into it at 155 so let’s do it, let’s have a couple more fights. I probably won’t take 20 a year anymore. I’m probably gonna take it down a little bit.”
After his recent defeat against surging welterweight contender Darren Till this past October via TKO in the first round precipitate him to ride back to the lightweight division.
Cerrone admitted, he doesn’t know who Till was until he met him inside the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 118.
“It wasn’t any disrespect to him, I just honestly had no idea [who he was] but I have a very clear understanding who Darren f**king Till is now. . .
“He was a big boy. He hit really hard, right in my nose, and I was like, ‘Don’t do it again! Not in the face! Not in the face!’”