Following an impressive submission victory over former IFL standout Chris Horodecki at WEC 53, Donald â€œCowboyâ€ Cerrone issued a surprising challenge.
â€œCole Miller is the guy Iâ€™m chasing down,â€ states Cerrone. â€œThat's the fight I want. It's a fight I've wanted since as long as I can remember.â€
It may seem a bit strange to hear Cerrone calling out Miller, as any â€œbad bloodâ€ between these two hasnâ€™t been overtly evident in the past. Cerrone however, has his reasoning for wanting the fight.
"He beat Leonard Garcia about three-and-a-half years ago (at UFC Fight Night 11)," stated Cerrone. "I was there. I was the young one there and had only had about five fights. I remember Cole was kind of â€“ well, I was like, 'Alright, mother [expletive], I got you.'â€
Three years is a long time to hold a grudge, but Iâ€™ll be the last to argue this match-up. Both men are rangy lightweights with dynamic submission games. While Cerrone may be the technically superior striker, Millerâ€™s been through some exciting wars with elite competition, and heâ€™s no easy shell to crack.
Hereâ€™s hoping the UFC makes this match a reality and gives Cerrone a chance to avenge his teammate's loss.