Dana White 'will not' book Cerrone vs Lauzon trilogy, compares it to Khabib vs Ferguson

Fans wanting a trilogy bout between Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon will want to look away now - Dana White has confirmed that the fight won't be booked after two failed attempts to stage the fight.

Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon's trilogy fight has now been cancelled twice, and UFC president Dana White doesn't seem keen to try his luck for a third time.

The pair were originally meant to meet in May during UFC 274, but Cerrone was forced to pull out on the day of the event due to illness.

Following that, the fight was rescheduled to be the co-main event of UFC Austin, but again it was cancelled when Lauzon stated he suffered a knee injury after weighing in.

White was then asked after the event if he planned to book the trilogy fight for a third time, and the 52-year-old didn't seem too eager.

"Probably not," White answered after chuckling. "Probably not. That thing's getting like Tony and Khabib. No, I will not book that fight again."

White referred to the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson which was booked on five separate occasions before eventually taking place.

Having already endured the frustration of booking the fight two times now, White seems set to just cancel the fight entirely.

Both fighters are nearing their twilight years anyway, and may just be tempted to call time on their MMA careers after seeing their latest fight fall to pieces.

"Cowboy" has been the far more active fighter in recent years, but is currently on a five-fight losing streak. Lauzon had also lost three fights in a row before he stopped Jonathan Pearce in his most recent bout in 2019.

Should they call time on their fighting years, the 39-year-old Cerrone will end with a 36-16-0 record, while Lauzon currently boasts a 28-16-0 record.

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