UFC 'working on' Cerrone vs. Jury, which could happen in January
Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury will almost certainly fight early next year. It's just not a done deal yet.
UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reports that Cerrone and Jury will meet sometime in January, though the card is currently unclear. UFC president Dana White told Helwani that the bout isn't 100 percent, but "that fight is what we're working on."
Cerrone (25-6, 1 NC), coming off a unanimous decision win over Eddie Alvarez last month at UFC 178, has said he wanted to fight earlier than January. "Cowboy" essentially wants to fight as much as possible. He's currently ranked No. 4 among lightweight contenders.
The undefeated Jury (15-0) destroyed Takanori Gomi by knockout last month in Japan. He has steadily climbed the lightweight ladder and currently sits at No. 8 among contenders. The winner of a fight between him and Cerrone could end up getting a 155-pound title shot.
The UFC has two huge cards in January. UFC 182 on Jan. 3 is headlined by a light heavyweight title shot between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. Ronda Rousey will also defend her women's bantamweight title at that show. On Jan. 31, UFC 183 is headlined by legend Anderson Silva taking on the returning Nick Diaz. Both events will take place in Las Vegas.