Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Expressed Interest In Stepping In For Khabib Or Dustin
Last night in the main headliner of UFC Ottawa Donald Cerrone displayed an impressive performance. Early in the fight ‘Cowboy’ overcame some hard strikes from Al Iaquinta en route to a dominant decision victory. Currently, he’s riding on three consecutive winning streak.
Following his win ‘Cowboy’ calls out Conor Mcgregor for 4th of July showdown but his main goal is to get a title shot.
Khabib Nurmgaomedov who’s a current UFC Lightweight champion is expected to meet interim titleholder Dustin Poirier, this September in a title unification bout. In case either one fallout, Donald Cerrone ready to take his chance. (h/t MMAFighting)
“My name’s in the hat for [Nurmagomedov or Poirier] for sure if one of them fall out. But like I said, I left here [ranked No. 2 at lightweight] and I didn’t go anywhere,” Cerrone said. “So people ask me where should I be ranked, I don’t care about ranking. I should beat these guys, I feel like I’m the best in the world. I feel like that’s where I belong and for the UFC not to give me a title shot, I would step back and I would be thoroughly disappointed. Like, wow, a guy who’s done all this for the sport, I don’t trash talk, I go in there and I deliver every time and you’re going to overlook me for somebody else. I’d be really upset like, wow, that’s the company work for?
Donald Cerrone said he’d be ok not getting a title fight only if he gets a money fight against Conor Mcgregor.
“Which I’m not saying is gonna happen by any means. To me, I’d really be thrown back; on the flip side, if Conor wants to fight, f*ck yeah, let’s go. Especially in July, I’m ready, let’s turn and burn, baby. … Who knows? I’m gonna be sittin’ at home in a couple of months, bored, like, ‘F*ck. Fine. I’ll fight whoever, let’s go.’ But I love it.”
Both Cerrone and Mcgregor were about to fight early this year but the plan went sideways after Conor showed disagreement on contract.