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Mac Danzig vs. Donald Cerrone grudge match slotted for UFC 131 in Vancouver
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Mar 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm ET
Some good good ol' trash-talking has secured Mac Danzig (20-8-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) a fight with fellow lightweight Donald Cerrone (14-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 131.
UFC officials today announced the June 11 bout, which came about after Danzig's recent Twitter insults.
"So all you have to do to secure a fight you haven't earned is wear a silly hate, call yourself 'Cowboy' and talk trash?" Danzig wrote in January after Cerrone earned a late-replacement booking with Paul Kelly.
UFC 131 is expected to take place June 11 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Brock Lesnar vs. Junior Dos Santos headlines the night's pay-per-view broadcast.
It's not clear if Danzig vs. Cerrone will make the PPV broadcast or if it may be aired or streamed as part of a preliminary-card special.
Since a career-worst three-fight skid, Danzig, "The Ultimate Fighter 6" winner, has won two of three fights. Most recently, he scored a first-round knockout of Joe Stevenson that earned him UFC 124's "KO of the Night" honors. The former KOTC champ's only loss during the stretch came in a controversial UFC 115 bout in which the ref appeared to stop the fight prematurely after believing Danzig had been choke unconscious.
Cerrone, a former top WEC lightweight contender, made his UFC debut in the Kelly fight and picked up a second-round submission victory (in a bout that earned UFC 126 "Fight of the Night" honors). He's now won three consecutive fights, including a decision victory over Jamie Varner and a submission win over Chris Horodecki under the WEC banner.