When Tony Ferguson pulled out of UFC on FOX 19, Khabib Nurmagomedov called to stay on the card and fight either Anthony Pettis, Donald Cerrone or lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.
However it looks like Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is top of the UFC’s list to step up on short notice to face Khabib Nurmagomedov per Ariel Helwani.
Not done yet, but sources are saying this AM that Cerrone is atop the leaderboard to fight Nurmagomedov on 4/16 in TB. Fight would be @ 170.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 6, 2016
UFC on Fox 19 will be held on April 16, 2016 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida and will currently be headlined by a light heavyweight contest between Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans.
This morning, Cerrone tweeted at Nurmagomedov implying that he had already accepted the fight and is waiting on the team AKA fighter to sign on the dotted line.
You already know I said yes?? Just waiting on you? https://t.co/1o2wVqF65C
— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) April 6, 2016
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