<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=435447" target="_blank"> Cerrone: Pettis 'been running scared for 2 yrs.' </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=435447" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=80&q=75&x=3&y=4&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=donald-cerrone-01-15-13-10-13-3-878.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[mmajunkie.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
"I'm super stoked and excited for the fight," Cerrone on Monday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I cannot wait."
Waiting's what he and plenty of fans have been doing in regard to the matchup, which very well could determine the next in line for the UFC's lightweight title. It's looking more and more like champion Benson Henderson will next defend his belt against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez this spring. If that's the case, the Cerrone-Pettis winner could be next.
Cerrone believes Pettis, who has been out for nearly a year thanks to surgery and injuries, hasn't done himself any favors by not being more active.
"The dude's been running scared for two years," he said. "He doesn't fight. You can't just not take fights. Three fights in two years."