Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is currently getting ready for his UFC 150 clash against Melvin Guillard, and he plans to put on a show in front of his hometown fans. UFC 150 will take place on Aug. 11, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
The fight between the two should be quite entertaining; considering the fact both men have very aggressive styles. Motivation won’t be a problem for them either man, since a win will bring the victor back into title contention.
Donald Cerrone was pretty close to securing a title shot – having won his first four fights in the UFC, but he ran into some problems against Nate Diaz at UFC 141. He was victorious in his next fight against Jeremy Stephens, and he plans to put on another solid performance against his former teammate at UFC 150.
“I plan to win,” Cerrone said during a recent interview with Lowkick.com. “I will fight him and yes, he is my brother, but I want to get paid and I will go through anyone they set before me. … My training is going perfect. I stay ready so I can fight on any notice. This camp I trained in this time was at 9,000 feet because it has more altitude than Denver. Denver will feel easy compared to the hell I am going through now.”
Like Cerrone, Guillard was also working towards title contention, but back-to-back losses to Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller knocked him out of the picture. When one considers the fact that 9 of Guillard’s 10 professional losses come via submission, it’s pretty obvious he could be a champion if he dedicates himself to learning the finer points of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He did show improved submission defense during his three-round domination of Fabrício Camões at UFC 148, and he’ll need more of the same if he wants to emerge victorious against Cerrone.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.