Cerrone is hit-or-miss when it comes to success. He looks untouchable in some scraps and pedestrian in others. Against Dunham, it was the former, as “Cowboy” touched his foe’s face up with strikes before ultimately submitting him in the second stanza. Cerrone has stated he plans to move down to 145 pounds for his next fight, though personally I’d prefer to see him stick around as a lightweight. He seems fairly drawn out as a 155er to begin with and it seems like shedding another ten ticks off the scale might have a negative impact on his performance. At lightweight, fights with Jorge Masvidal and Tony Ferguson make sense based on availability, divisional standing, and the pairings’ potential to entertain, while featherweight possibilities could include Dennis Bermudez or the winner of Nam Phan-Takeya Mizugaki (December 7) since neither would represent an overwhelming challenge while still retaining upside in terms of recent performance and fan recognition.
Every victory at UFC 167 was notable for one reason or another. Ironically, the biggest win at the show was awarded to the least deserving competitor when welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre received a controversial Split Decision nod despite appearing to come up short against contender Johny Hendricks. Take a look at what might be next for GSP as well as some of his UFC peers who happened to exit the event with a raised hand. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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