Anthony Pettis is anxious to get back in the cage and settle a newfound rivalry with fellow former WEC fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

The two fighters are on a collision course for a bout later this year, so it’s no longer a matter of if, it’s only a matter of when.

“That is the fight that’s going to happen. We’re currently working, trying to put together the avenue for which they’re going to fight. I would look for an announcement sooner rather than later for when that fight’s going to be,” Pettis’ manager, Mike Roberts of MMA Inc., told MMAWeekly Radio earlier this week.

“Hopefully it’s the sooner the better because Anthony can’t wait to get his hands on him.”

Cerrone has accused Pettis of “ducking” him in the past, and so now the two lightweights are headed for a fight later this year.

Pettis’ manager isn’t sure where the ducking comments came from or why Cerrone decided to make the fight personal, but he knows “Showtime” is more than happy to accept the challenge.

“For whatever reason, Cowboy made it personal. Maybe Cowboy’s got his reasons. Maybe Cowboy just wants to fight Anthony because he knows he’s tough. He says in all his interviews that he doesn’t think (Anthony) is (tough), and he’s going to show he’s overrated. Anthony’s like, ‘Well, wait a minute, I beat the guy that beat you twice; so you tell me,’ but whatever the reason, Anthony is more than willing at any time to fight Cowboy Cerrone,” said Roberts.

“Cowboy made it personal, now he gets to answer for it.”

With the year’s remaining fight cards filling up fast, an announcement about the Pettis vs. Cerrone fight should be forthcoming soon, but there’s no doubt it will definitely be a grudge match when they finally square off inside the Octagon.

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