“After this fight, I’m going to dabble down at 145… I’m going to give it a go, win or lose. But it’s going to be a win, so I’m not real worried about it. I kind of leaked it out to you guys before I even spoke to the WEC. But they don’t care. If I can make the weight, I’ll be there. It’s not like they’re going to tell me no.”
– Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone to MMAjunkie.com Radio on his plans to also fight at 145 lbs in the WEC. Although it didn’t likely play a role in his decision, Cerrone has lost in both shots at the WEC Lightweight (155 lbs) title – first to Jamie Varner via a controversial technical split decision, later to Ben Henderson via decision in a fight that could have gone either way. He’s now looking to also fight in a Featherweight division stacked with strong talent in champ Jose Aldo as well as ex-title holders Mike Brown and Urijah Faber.