Donald Cerrone is set to take on Jim Miller in a five-round lightweight main event at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City on Wednesday night.
“Cowboy” is always confident in himself when he steps into the Octagon, and this bout will be no different.
If everything goes according to plan and Cerrone comes away with the win at the Revel Hotel Casino on Wednesday, he already has an idea of who he would like to face off against next.
Undefeated Russian lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is the man that Cerrone has his eyes on and he is not intimidated by Nurmagomedov’s 22-0 record.
“Fighting for that belt sure [I would]. The only problem with fighting for that belt is that you have to wait so long. You’ve got to sit and wait for 6 to 8 months. I’m not a sit and wait kind of guy. I like my money and I like spending my money. I got to keep it coming in you know. So, I’ll stay fighting.”
Cerrone would be within reach of a title shot if he gets by Miller on Wednesday, but the lightweight belt is currently tied up with champion Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez currently filming season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Once filming wraps, the two men will square off in early January.
With that timetable, it would be very possible that Cerrone and Nurmagomedov could face off before then to establish a No. 1 contender for the UFC 155-pound crown.