- Donald Cerrone has lifted the lid on his devastating defeat to Conor McGregor in 2020
- “Cowboy” reveals why his next fight is special
UFC stalwart Donald Cerrone is stepping inside the octagon once again in the hope to end a disappointing six-fight losing streak. Ahead of the fight, “Cowboy” addressed a few interesting things, including his TKO loss to Conor McGregor.
For some reason, Cerrone didn’t want to fight
Ever since a UFC fan can remember, Cerrone has always been down to scrap at any given time. However, the 39-year-old admitted that despite how big a fight with McGregor was, he felt like he never wanted to be in there.
“I’ve worked my whole life to be a UFC fighter and be in front of hundreds of thousands of people and fight,” Cerron told ESPN MMA. “And on the Conor McGregor fight, the biggest eyes, millions watching, my moment, and I didn’t wanna be there. I cannot answer that any clearer. It was such a strange feeling.”
“When I was in the back, I didn’t even wanna go out there,” he added. “So when Conor gave me the door, I took it. That was my inner bi**h. I took the door, let’s get out of here. It’s that easy. It’s that easy in a fight to get out, and I took it. I have to live with that every day.”
Cowboy reveals he didn't want to be in the Octagon with McGregor back in 2020 😯 #UFC274
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 5, 2022
An emotional “Cowboy”
Cerrone will face a fellow UFC veteran in Joe Lauzon this weekend. Though it may seem that the bout has little bearing to both ageing fighters who are edging closer to the twilight years of their career, “Cowboy” previously admitted that “it’s crazy how emotional” it is for him because his son, who has now grown up, will be in attendance.
For Cerrone, it’s a special moment as his son can now have a better sense of what he has been doing for living.
“Cowboy” has been in the UFC for more than a decade now. Indeed, nobody knows until when is he going to continue entertaining us inside the cage so it’s best that we enjoy his presence while it lasts.