UFC 213 is set to take place on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas but one scheduled match is being rebooked. Due to an injury to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, the welterweight battle between Cerrone and Robbie Lawler isn’t happening but one report indicates that it will be moving to a high-profile spot later in July.
Prior to this revelation from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, Dana White indicated that UFC 214 (on July 29) likely wasn’t an option but it appears that is no longer the case. To that end, White previously spoke to MMA Junkie about the circumstances surrounding Cerrone’s inability to fight in the scheduled match this weekend.
“Here’s the deal. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is a stud. He’s too tough for his own good. 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.”
While UFC 214 doesn’t “need” this fight to be attractive to a wide audience, it certainly does not hurt that another intriguing battle will reportedly be in the works and fans of both fighters won’t have to wait too long to see this match-up.