Donald Cerrone doesn’t like being on the sidelines too long.
In fact, after he faces Ed Ratcliff at WEC 45, he already has a plan in mind.
“I’m going to call out Jose Aldo and drop down to 145,” Cerrone told MMAMadness.com’s Hector Castro on Tuesday’s episode of The Ground & Pound . “I’m really looking forward to that. I’m not running away from the 155 lb. weight class. I’m going to stay at 155 but just also going to fight at 145.”
Cerrone (10-2-1) said the move wouldn’t be permanent, rather he wants to take interesting fights in the featherweight class.
“I’m not going to go down to 145 forever,” he said. “I’m just going to go down and dabble in there. I’d like to go Jose Aldo, Mike Brown would be a fun fight, Urijah would be a fun fight.
“Anyone at 145, I will fight. The only person I won’t fight is Leonard Garcia, who is my best friend and roommate. So I can’t take that fight but besides that...Fair game”
Cerrone admitted he has been walking around at 149-150 pounds, meaning he could make the limit without any issue. He credits the constant scheduling of fights has helped him maintain his weight a level that he could make it into the featherweight division.
“I’ve been fighting so frequently my weight is way down,” Cerrone said. “As long as I can keep my weight down. (Fighting at 145) shouldn’t be a problem at all.”