Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler 'Likely' to Be Rescheduled After Cowboy Injury

Matt Jones@@MattJFootballFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Donald Cerrone interacts with the media and fans during the UFC 205 press event at Madison Square Garden on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Donald Cerrone's scheduled showdown with Robbie Lawler at UFC 213 is reportedly "likely" to be moved to UFC 214, with the former said to be suffering with an "unspecified injury." 

According to Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting, Cerrone's problem "prevents competing on the planned July 8 date but doesn't preclude a relatively short turnaround." It means the two may finally face off at UFC 214, which will be held on July 29 in Anaheim, California.

As noted by Thomas, these two were initially set to face off in a welterweight bout at UFC 205, but Lawler pulled out.

Any postponement would frustrate Lawler in his attempts to make a return to the Octagon. He's not been in action since losing his welterweight title to Tyron Woodley in July last year.

Lawler lost his title to Woodley last time out.
Lawler lost his title to Woodley last time out.Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

When Cerrone does get back in action he'll be seeking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Jorge Masvidal. The man known as the Cowboy was stopped in Round 2 in January.

If Cerrone withdraws, it will do further damage to a UFC 213 card that's already suffered due to fighters pulling out. UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt withdrew from a clash with T.J. Dillashaw due to a back problem in what was scheduled to be the main event, per Thomas.

The current headline fight for UFC 213 is the bantamweight title match between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.