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Cerrone should be fighting dos Anjos on PPV

Donald Cerrone has earned the right to main event a Pay Per View but will have to settle for a title fight aired for free on television.

Donald Cerrone has earned the right to main event a Pay Per View but will have to settle for a title fight aired for free on television.

We’re not complaining here about not having to pay $60 to watch a UFC fight but it is pretty shocking that the anticipated lightweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone will be for free on Fox instead of a Pay Per View event.

Dos Anjos may not be the most marketable champion and with his time off to recover from an injury the steam of his incredible upset of Anthony Pettis has cooled down a great deal but “Cowboy” is one of the UFC’s biggest names, definitely a guy who could headline a Pay Per View.

Maybe Dana White is just giving fight fans a nice gift, especially leading into a mega card featuring the Jose Aldo – Conor McGregor unification match and the Chris Weidman – Luke Rockhold middleweight title bout. Recently, fans just got to see T.J. Dillashaw dominate Renan Barao in a highly anticipated bantanweight title rematch for free on Fox Sports 1.

UFC seems to be having trouble picking what fans are willing to pay to see right now.

As talented as Demetrius Johnson is his title fight against John Dodson is going to be a hard sell considering Johnson simply dominates everybody. The fact that he already beat Dodson does not exactly help stir up interest either. Yet that is a headliner for a Pay Per View. Meanwhile, Chris Weidman was in the co-main event of the UFC 187 and will be the co-main event of UFC 194 despite a clear willingness of fans to pay to see the middleweight champion fight on his own.

But Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez just main event a pretty unforgettable Pay Per View card that highlighted a pretty boring heavyweight division at it’s current standing. They will likely headline a Pay Per View rematch coming up.

It is great that fans will be able to see Cerrone fight for the title against dos Anjos in December but he is one of UFCs biggest stars and should be getting a Pay Per View headliner on his resume.

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