UFC Lightweight Donald Cerrone Explains Not Wanting to Be in the Octagon to Face Conor McGregor Now that the dust has settled, Donald Cerrone can finally admit how he felt about UFC 246. During the event, Cerrone was smoked by Conor McGregor and it only took 40 seconds to happen. Looking back on that timeframe, Cerrone has admitted that he didn't even want to be there during the matchup. The MMA world anticipated Conor McGregor\u2019s return to the UFC octagon. While the return was triumphant, it only took Conor 40 seconds to destroy Cerrone. Some fans wish they would have gotten to see more of Conor\u2019s new tricks that he learned during the time off, but alas. Cerrone Expresses his Feelings on Facing McGregor at UFC 246 To make matters worse, it was revealed that Donald didn't receive the massive payday that fans thought would come with facing Conor in the main event slot. Now that the fight is over, Cerrone finally has had time to give his thoughts to the media about the event. Furthermore, he was able to discuss how he felt leading up to it. Speaking with ESPN, Cerrone revealed that honestly, he didn't even want to be there. https:\/\/twitter.com\/espnmma\/status\/1255252595360309248 \u201cSometimes I show up there and I\u2019m f***ing ready, I\u2019m fired up and I\u2019m ready to go," said Cerrone. "(But) sometimes I get there and I\u2019m like \u2018I don\u2019t even want to be here.\u2019 So, don\u2019t know, no idea, wish I had the answer. Two days before the fight I was f***ing like, it was just hard. When I showed up there that morning, it was like \u2018Man, f**k\u2019 I just wasn\u2019t feeling it.\u201d The Court of Public Opinion The news was shocking to most mixed martial arts fans. It's not every day that a fighter gets the opportunity to face the biggest name of the sport in the main event. But, those who know Donald know of his nervous tendencies before all of his fights. Are fans buying Cerrone's words? Or, could his transparency be used to justify the quick work Conor made of him?