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Donald Cerrone Calls BS On McGregor Retirement & Failed Negotiations

Donald Cerrone isn’t buying Conor McGregor’s recent retirement announcement, giving Sports Centre his thoughts on his rival’s now infamous tweet.

The Irishman left us all quite confused when he took to his official Twitter to let us know that he was retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts.

We’ve already delved into our thoughts on that turn of events but lightweight and welterweight veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone appeared on ESPN this week to voice his opinion on what was actually happening.

Speaking during a recent episode of SportsCentre, Cerrone explained his thoughts on the announcement that shook up the MMA world on Tuesday morning.

“I don’t believe it, I don’t think it is happening. I really don’t. I think it’s just a ploy to stay relevant. I don’t think he is going anywhere.

“No, I don’t buy it at all. It will look a lot like what he did but I don’t think that is true. I just think he put that out to stir up the media. I read something he may go to the WWE. I don’t know. He may have to get out of his UFC contract to do that.

“Retiring is one way out, but I doubt it. He’s not going anywhere.”

As for his own rumoured fight with Conor, a fight that was seemingly gathering momentum before it dropped rather suddenly in recent weeks, Cerrone backed up his decision to sign to fight Al Iaquinta in May with a show of frustration after what he claims to have been ‘radio silence’ on the end of the Irishman.

“I was just done waiting, done playing the game. He is radio silent, so I wasn’t going to sit and wait, sit and wait, sit and wait, and then all of the sudden something like this happens where he retires.

“I would have just been out. So I said I am not going to sit and wait for you Conor. I am going to take another fight. If you want to fight me in July, I will fight now and I’ll fight you again.”

At present, Cerrone will take on ‘Ragin’ Al Iaquinta at UFC Ottawa on May 4 – a fight that will no doubt do wonders in establishing one of them into the lightweight top-5.
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