Posted by Matt Juul @MattJuul
Digital Arts and Entertainment Writer at Boston Magazine
Matt Juul

Donald Cerrone may have looked phenomenal at welterweight against Rick "The Horror" Story, but "Cowboy" wants to make a return to lightweight following his big win at UFC 202.

Cerrone took home his third straight win at 170 lbs, finishing Story with a vicious combination for the technical knockout victory 2:02 into round 2.

Cowboy dominated Story throughout the fight, controlling the stand-up game with brutal kicks and knees to the body and legs.

Story has his moments at certain points in the fight. He briefly took Cowboy down in the first round and survived some of the veteran's submissions attempts before taking the back and landing a few ground and pound strikes.

Cerrone was able to weather the storm, though, and returned to controlling the battle with his superior striking.

Story opened the second round with a barrage of punches, but Cowboy countered and stuffed a takedown. The Greg Jackson-trained fighter went on to put the beatdown on Story, lighting him up with strikes before the referee stepped in to stop the action.

"I feel good I feel solid," Cowboy told Joe Rogan following the fight. "170, how about that."

Despite his positive thoughts about welterweight, Cerrone vowed a return to lightweight in order take the championship belt away from Eddie Alvarez, hopefully in a match-up at New York's Madison Square Garden.

"Eddie Alvarez has something that belongs to me," Cowboy said. "Madison Square Garden, me and Eddie. How about that?"