UFC President Dana White recently made a statement about the cancellation of the highly anticipated welterweight fight between former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the fight was off due to Cerrone being injured. However, Cerrone later came out with a statement saying he wasn’t injured but had a blood infection. But according to White, he is in fact injured.
“Here’s the deal. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is a stud. He’s too tough for his own good,” White told MMAjunkie. “He absolutely wanted to fight. The kid’s got a pulled groin. He’s got a bruise from his knee to the inside of his groin. And his other knee is blowing up. He’s got staph infection.
“Could he come out and fight? Probably. Should he come out and fight Robbie Lawler with a pulled groin? No, he shouldn’t. We’re going to get him healthy and remake the fight.”
There was speculation that the fight would take place at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California, but White says the fight will not take place at that event.