One of the things the fans love about Donald Cerrone, is the way he always comes forward and fights. However, his UFC 160 opponent KJ Noons doesn’t think the fight will go down like that. The two are scheduled to meet this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 160: Velasquez Vs Silva II, and Noons thinks Cerrone will be going in there to wrestle him early in the fight to make his arms tired. While that may be the case, and Cerrone’s prerogative Noons says he will be ready for anything that happen this weekend.
Noons told Sherdog
“There’s only been one person that’s stood and banged with me. It was Nick Diaz. I don’t know if that’s the smartest thing … . I train for every aspect of the game because it’s MMA. It might look like it’s going to be a standup war, but people want to put it wherever it’s going to be the most to their advantage. I feel like the biggest advantage for me is standing. He’s probably going to be wanting to take it anywhere, make my hands tired, make legs tired. I’m ready for wherever the fight goes. I think it’s going to be exciting anywhere.”
“I thought right away it’s a great matchup, great fireworks. I’ve got a lot of respect for the guy as a fighter … . He’s very well versed. He’s a very well-rounded fighter. He likes to stand and bang, and he can mix it up anywhere.”
“Stylistically, I believe I still have a lot of fights left. I’m an exciting fighter. I think that has a lot to play in what the UFC decides. … I’m pretty confident that my style of fighting is pretty exciting and people like to watch it. That’s what the UFC likes. They like exciting fights and what people want to see.”
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