Former UFC lightweight challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has seemingly offered to step in and fight on the UFC 249 event.
UFC 249 is scheduled to take place on April 18, headlined by a UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The event was recently left in jeopardy of being cancelled after the state of New York, where the event was supposed to take place, banned all large gatherings in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Further measures were taken by the UFC, resulting in the cancellation of their next 3 events. UFC 249 is still supposed to go ahead as planned, with UFC president Dana White assuring the fans of that, although it will be at a different location.
Due to the short-notice change of location, as well as recently imposed travel restrictions many of the scheduled bouts can no longer go ahead. Cerrone has now offered to make himself available if the UFC need him.
He recently took to his Instagram with the following message for the UFC:
“115 or 170. I’ll be waiting on the call.” Donald Cerrone wrote.
Donald Cerrone is currently on a 3-fight skid, having last competed against Conor McGregor at UFC 246 in January of this year. He lost the fight via TKO in the 1st-round.
Upon seeing the message put out by Cerrone, UFC lightweight contender Gilbert “Durinho” Burns was quick to jump on the opportunity to throw his name is the mix for a potential scrap against Cerrone:
“Wait what @Cowboycerrone EyesCowboy hat face? Im in and u know already! Come on @danawhite @seanshelby @AliAbdelaziz00 @ufc I’m #HUNGRY BURNS X CERRONE” Burns tweeted.
Burns, 33, is currently riding a 5-fight winning streak with his most recent victory being against Demian Maia via TKO in the 1st-round at UFC Brasilia earlier this month.
He has been actively campaigning for a short notice fight against one of the “big names” in the division. Recently, Burns offered to step in against Tyron Woodley after his scheduled fight against Leon Edwards at UFC London fell through.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 29th March, 2020.