At featherweight, recent winner Cole Miller would love to see Cerrone make the move. For Miller, a former lightweight, turnabout was fair play after what he said was a similar callout from Cerrone years ago. Plus, Miller said the two have an outside-the-cage grudge dating back to 2007.
And while Cerrone said the right circumstances could open the door for a new weight class, he doubted Miller’s callout would be it.
“I don’t even know who that is, so it doesn’t matter,” Cerrone said. “But if I did it correctly and didn’t injure my body doing it, sure, absolutely.”
If White has anything to do with it, Cerrone, would stay put at lightweight. And with a win over Martins on Saturday, the UFC boss doesn’t see him making any moves – even if those weight-class changes have become a regular thing in the UFC.
“That kid’s fighting on FOX on Saturday night,” White told USA TODAY Sports. “He wins that fight, he’s not moving down. There’s no way that’s going to happen. Plus, if he was going to move down in weight, he’d move down to fight one of the top 10 guys.”