<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454394" target="_blank"> RDA: 'Cowboy' will choke and he knows it </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454394" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=33&y=53&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=donald-cerrone-rafael-dos-anjos.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone is on an eight-fight win streak, in 21 months, in a remarkably competitive division. His last loss however was to now UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.</p>
Cowboy fights RDA for the title at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. And in an interview with Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, Dos Anjos predicted that Cerrone will choke.
"I think he's still the same guy," said Dos Anjos, as transcribed by Adam Guillen Jr. for MMA Mania. He's like a soccer player, a good soccer player that's at the finals and he has a penalty kick and a chance to score, and he kicks it out of the goal. I think he's that kind of fighter, you know? When I have big tests, I always go over it. And it will be no different on December 19th. Of course, I think so (he chokes in big fights). And he knows that."
Cerrone has an offer from former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to help in preparation, but Dos Anjos was not impressed.
"I think (Pettis) is just confused," said the champion. "He's talking about his goals for 145, he wants to face McGregor, he wants a rematch with me, he is just confused. He does not know what he wants. Also, I think that's the only way he gets his belt back is if he helps Cerrone, because he knows he can beat him and he cannot beat me. That's the only way he can hope to get his title back."
Still, Rafael is the only man who can say he holds wins over both Pettis and Cerrone as he looks to go two-for-two against the streaking "Cowboy." And he's more than confident he can do it, as he's certain Donald will find a way to squander away a big opportunity.
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