We didn't need a promo to get hyped about Cerrone vs. Ferguson – but, hey, we'll take it

OK, it’s not like anyone really needed a promo to get excited about a matchup between Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson.

We’ve got one anyway, though. And, after watching it, we sure as hell are not complaining. Check it out in the video above.

Cerrone (36-11 MMA, 23-8 UFC) and Ferguson (24-3 MMA, 14-1 UFC) are set to meet in the pay-per-view main card of UFC 238, which takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago.

“The people’s main event” is both a suiting designation and a high honor considering a stacked card that features two title bouts. In the main event, flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will meet Marlon Moraes for the UFC’s vacant bantamweight title, while the co-headliners features a battle between women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko and challenger Jessica Eye.

Cerrone vs. Ferguson might not feature a title on the line, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a big one. Not only is “Cowboy” a longtime fan favorite, he’s also riding a solid three-fight streak and happens to have some aspirations of his own. He’s currently No. 4 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA lightweight rankings,

No. 2-ranked Ferguson, in turn, will make his return after an eight-month layoff that involved some personal struggles. Despite the rough patch outside the cage, inside of it, the former interim champ brings a winning streak that impresses in both quantity and quality; Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee, Rafael dos Anjos and Edson Barboza are among the 11 opponents “El Cucuy” has beaten since 2013.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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