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Donald Cerrone Agrees to Return in December Against Ed Ratcliff

(Ed Ratcliff KO’s Brett Cooper with a spinning back kick at Total Combat 12, 12/17/05.)

Donald Cerrone may have to wait a little longer to get his rematch with Jamie Varner. Contrary to previous rumors that Cerrone would be facing Varner in December while interim champion Benson Henderson recovers from their epic five-rounder at WEC 43, Sherdog is reporting that Cerrone will instead fight fellow lightweight contender Ed "9mm" Ratcliff at a WEC show on December 19th in Las Vegas. The bout could serve as the card’s main event — not an ideal situation, but at least Henderson will get his rightful shot at Varner’s belt when he’s healthy again.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Ed Ratcliff (7-1), has won three of his four fights in the WEC, most recently taking a unanimous decision over Phil Cardella at Torres vs. Bowles, and his aggressive, unpredictable style should match up well with Cowboy’s. Ratcliff grew up in Chicago studying traditional martial arts, earning black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, and began his MMA training with Ken Shamrock at age 17; he had his first pro fight when he was 18. He now lives and trains in San Diego, and describes his primary motivation for fighting as "$$MONEY$ LOL."

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tallkitchenbags- October 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm
damn. just damn. bitch shoulda stayed on the mat.
Da Spied Her- October 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm
Why does he use his penis size as his nickname?
parchy mcthirst- October 21, 2009 at 10:21 am
the mind of a toddler is truly remarkable
LargeMidget- October 21, 2009 at 9:38 am
That kick was mother fucking sick.

Karate, bitches!
Squirrelnuts- October 21, 2009 at 9:06 am
Ed Ratcliff looks like the mini-me of Jon Jones.
Smitty- October 21, 2009 at 8:45 am
T K Oooooooooooooo Shit!!!!
Homoplata- October 21, 2009 at 8:27 am
GOOD! Cerrone lost the henderson fight despite what some SPED bloggers think, an immediate rematch w/ Varner would be a travesty on all levels, even if Henderson became a vegetable and was unable to fight.
Marteeny- October 21, 2009 at 8:16 am
When did Special Ed start doing ringside commentary?
Crap Factory- October 21, 2009 at 7:57 am
That will be a good match up for sure.