The combat gods have spoken, and Dana White has listened.
For the second time in a matter of weeks, a proposed combat between Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon fell aside on the final minute (nicely on the night time earlier than) on the UFC’s present in Austin, Texas final weekend. This time round it was right down to Lauzon’s knee locking up after he aggravated an previous damage by, as destiny would have it, trying to placed on a pair of socks.
This got here after Cerrone beforehand pulled out of their first combat reserving after he appeared to come back down with a heavy bout of meals poisoning hours earlier than their contest.
And Dana White seems to have discovered his lesson.
“That factor’s getting like Tony and Khabib,” White informed the media in Texas. “No, I can’t e book that combat once more.”
The newest crumbling of their combat was a blow to followers who have been anticipating seeing two of the UFC’s elder statesmen going at it, significantly given their collective file of getting a complete of 33 post-fight bonuses to their title.
However talking on the UFC’s post-fight present, Cerrone said that he held no ailing will in direction of Lauzon for the character of the withdrawal.
“It’s a loopy sport we’re in, and also you’ve simply acquired to go together with the punches,” he stated. “Joe, I do know is a recreation dude. It’s not like he’s simply making one thing up. I stated Joe, I do know you wouldn’t simply pull something so heal up, brother, and we’ll make it occur at some point.”
White, although, doesn’t seem so satisfied that the 2 UFC veterans will ever commerce leather-based within the Octagon.