UFC 205 loses potential fight of the year, two days after Dana White confirmed it
Well that didn't last long.
Wednesday night saw us jigging around the SportsJOE offices when Dana White told Ohio-based sports reporter Anthony Lima that Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone would be taking on 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler at New York's UFC 205.
Fight of the year written all over it https://t.co/Uardm99k4e
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) September 7, 2016
Just two nights later and the UFC president was bursting balloons.
Cerrone vs. Lawler is off the cards, according to TMZ, and it seems as if Lawler, the former UFC welterweight champion, is the busted flush.
Lawler was subjected to a fearsome beating by Tyron Woodley at UFC 201. He did not make it through the first round and received a 45-day suspension from taking any sort of contact.
Cerrone is definitely fit and prepared to fight so the issue appears to be with Lawler.
Last month, Rory MacDonald threw some Performance Enhancing Drug shade at Lawler when he suggested, on The MMA Hour, that he may not have been fighting clean during their war at UFC 189.
Rory MacDonald hints at suspect drug test results from Robbie Lawler ahead of UFC 189 war https://t.co/26q7pZ1k9B
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) August 31, 2016
Lawler has been very quiet since losing his welterweight strap and has neither come out to refute MacDonald's sensational claims or address any UFC 205 rumours.
Cerrone has been reportedly assured he will be on the UFC 205 main card. All he needs now is a new dance partner.
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