Categories: MMA

Cowboy: “I Feel Khabib Or Dustin Will Get Injured And I’ll Fight For Title”

Donald Cerrone has made an interesting prediction for the UFC 242 lightweight title-clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.

Cowboy is gearing up for a fight that could well be the most important of his career to date, a lightweight title eliminator against a seemingly unstoppable force, in Tony Ferguson, who would represent the biggest win of his career if he can get it done.

At 36, Cerrone is entering something of a late-career prime – a run of form that has seen him defeat Alexander Hernandez, Mike Perry and Al Iaquinta on his way to a fight that could book him the winner of UFC 242’s main-event.

From the sounds of things, though, it sounds like Cowboy is banking on one of them pulling out of the fight due to injury – leaving him open to take the fight in Abu Dhabi, a fight that would presumably be for the lightweight title no matter what.

Speaking to ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, Cerrone explained how he sees the next things playing out of the next few months for him if he can overcome the challenge presented by El Cucuy.

“Yeah, of course. I want to fight for the belt this year so things are going to happen.

“I’m going to get through Tony and I think that Khabib or Dustin are going to get injured and I’m going to fill in in September in Adu Dhabi.”

If you want to know how we see Saturday night’s pivotal lightweight clash playing out, you can read our prediction here.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

Cillian Cunningham @@CillianCMMA

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.

Share

Recent Posts

Moran Believes McDonald Addition Is A Huge Boost For Elder Statesmen

Andy Moran believes the addition of Ciaran McDonald to the Mayo backroom team will come as a huge boost to… Read More

9 hours ago

“It Was Disappointing Not To Win It, It Would Have Been A Nice Reward”

"Kerry’s star performer throughout 2019. O’Brien caused continual headaches for opposition teams in the championship and turned the screw when… Read More

11 hours ago

Man United Reportedly Interested In Slimani & Ighalo After Opting Against Cavani Deal

Manchester United are in desperate need of new recruits and appear to be lining up some loan moves. However, they… Read More

12 hours ago

Champions Cup Quarter-Final Kick-Off Times & Dates Confirmed

The dates and times for this season's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals have been confirmed by EPCR.  On Saturday, April 4,… Read More

13 hours ago

Conor Cox No Longer Apprehensive Following Breakthrough Season

Few footballers made as many headlines as Conor Cox did in 2019. The Listowel Emmets man, who first came to… Read More

13 hours ago

Fitzgibbon Review: Limerick Sides Set Up Derby Following Group Games

The quarter-final lineup for the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup is complete following an entertaining final round of group games on… Read More

15 hours ago