The UFC president addressed the recent comments from both Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor concerning a possible fight between them.
Cerrone put on one of the best performances of his career at UFC Brooklyn last night, comprehensively shutting down the hype behind up-and-comer Alexander Hernandez in a Fight Of The Night-winning effort that will serve only to further his legendary status.
Speaking to the media directly after his second-round TKO victory, Cerrone again brought up the possibility of a showdown with the former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
“He dictates everything, man. I can say yes. Well, I can’t say I’ll fight anybody anymore, because now I told my team I’ll take it easy. I want a top-five guy. Conor’s (No.) 2. That equals top-five to me. He’s the master of talking (expletive). I’m sure he’ll try and get under my skin. It will be fun.
“March, April, May – the sun’s out. I can bring my boat and RV to (Las) Vegas. I’m sure it will be in Vegas, or Ireland. (Expletive) yeah. Let’s go.” (via MMAJunkie)
McGregor, clearly impressed by Cerrone’s work inside the octagon last night, tweeted the veteran to congratulate him on his victory while also claiming that he has now done enough to earn a fight with him.
For a fight like that Donald, I’ll fight you.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 20, 2019
Addressing the media at his post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White responded to the exchange and was sure not to rule out the possibility of seeing both guys against each other.
“I mean, anything’s possible. If those guys want that and the fans want to see it, that’s what I do.”
“Obviously, don’t run out there and say that’s the fight I’m making. I don’t know what I’m going to do. But I like the fact that two of these guys that are complete dogs and fight anybody are willing to fight each other. That’s fun.”
Is Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone next? Dana White doesn't hate it.
— TheMacLife (@Maclifeofficial) January 20, 2019
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena