Cerrone: Pettis 'has been running scared for two years'

by Matt Erickson | source: mmajunkie.com

"I'm super stoked and excited for the fight," Cerrone on Monday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I cannot wait."

Waiting's what he and plenty of fans have been doing in regard to the matchup, which very well could determine the next in line for the UFC's lightweight title. It's looking more and more like champion Benson Henderson will next defend his belt against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez this spring. If that's the case, the Cerrone-Pettis winner could be next.

Cerrone believes Pettis, who has been out for nearly a year thanks to surgery and injuries, hasn't done himself any favors by not being more active.

"The dude's been running scared for two years," he said. "He doesn't fight. You can't just not take fights. Three fights in two years."

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Brian Littlefield site profile image  

1/15/13 12:44 PM by Brian Littlefield

Petiis by Cowboys overated striking skills

BOMDC site profile image  

1/15/13 12:27 PM by BOMDC

Can't wait for this fight. Saying Pettis is ducking or scared is dumb though.

bknumber1 site profile image  

1/15/13 12:17 PM by bknumber1

All good. I wouldn't bet my SN against Cerrone either!

DreamMMA site profile image  

1/15/13 12:07 PM by DreamMMA

Cowboys gonna get in that ass on the 26th. Cowboy by beatdown.

mmavixen site profile image  

1/15/13 11:58 AM by mmavixen

I don't take screenname bets, so yes I am ducking LOL

caposa site profile image  

1/15/13 11:49 AM by caposa

All respect to Lauzon, but I don't think he even had a chance to have an off night. That fight ended in under 90 seconds. Pettis finished him with the first strike he landed.

bknumber1 site profile image  

1/15/13 11:28 AM by bknumber1

SN bet?

sacredhate site profile image  

1/15/13 11:17 AM by sacredhate

this is going to be a great fight.I'd like see Lauzon get a rematch at some point too, the first was a good showing for Pettis, but I feel like Joe had a bit of an off night too.

caposa site profile image  

1/15/13 11:10 AM by caposa

Been wanting this fight since the WEC days. Cannot wait.

Batarnaque site profile image  

1/15/13 11:00 AM by Batarnaque

I absolutely LOVE Cowboy, I consider myself a hardcore fan of his, but spewing bullshit just to talk shit is just ridiculous... and wrong. The kind of wtf statement you wish you could retract afterwards.Maybe he willingly ignores his opponent's legitimate recent history or whatever, but this headline gave me a frowny LOL.I got money on Pettis because I genuinely want him to take on Benson for a second time, but I'll be more than happy to see Cerrone take it. One thing's for sure, nobody is scared of anything.