Anthony Pettis Won't Rule out Fight with Donald Cerrone, Wants Nate Diaz First
Donald Cerrone isn't likely going to get the opportunity to fight Anthony Pettis anytime soon.
After suffering a shoulder injury following his win over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144, it was learned that Pettis would require surgery and would be out of action until late summer.
Cerrone earned a huge win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fuel 3 and he proceeded to call out the former WEC lightweight champion during his post-fight interview.
But Pettis' manager, Mike Roberts, dismissed the possibility of seeing a return for "Showtime," at least until September.
Roberts said Pettis would be interested in the idea to face Cerrone in the future. However, he said his client is hoping to meet newly-crowned No. 1 contender Nate Diaz later this year, for a chance to challenge for the UFC Lightweight title.
"Diaz is his first choice," Roberts told MMAFighting.com.
As for Cerrone, he has expressed his desire to compete at UFC 150 in his hometown of Denver. While the likelihood of being matched up against Pettis is slim, Cerrone is still hoping to appear on the main card.
"Whoever they want," Cerrone said. "Denver is what I want, though."
Cerrone's win over Stephens extended his UFC record to 5-1, while Pettis has rebounded with two consecutive victories following his loss to Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale last year.
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