Cerrone faces ‘Cowboy’ Alex Oliveira this weekend, and at a fan Q&A, didn’t take too kindly to Conor McGregor’s recent comments.
A crushing 70 loss to Rafael Dos Anjos in December saw Donald Cerrone become the subject of much criticism from long-time rival Conor McGregor in a massive interview yesterday. Fighting again this weekend while Jose Aldo (whom McGregor defeated in similar fashion) is still sidelined saw ‘Cowboy’ draw the ire of ‘The Notorious’.
“Cerrone pussied out on that big time,” McGregor said bluntly.
“He’s fighting again this week or sometime soon. Ask (Jose) Aldo if he can fight this weekend. He cannot fight. When you win by KO, by stoppage, by a true stoppage, you put your opponent out of action for 10 months to a year. He quit in there inside that Octagon. That’s why he can go now next weekend and say ‘Oh, I fight every week’ and this and that – you can fight every week if you go in and quit.
If you were willing to die in there, you wouldn’t have those turnarounds.”
Responding to the comments in a fan Q&A via MMADigest, Cerrone quickly dismissed any notion that he quit against the Brazilian.
“Conor called me a quitter, but I didn’t even get started in that fight, so how can you call me a quitter when I got my ass handed to me before I even got started?”, he asked.
The comment section also amused Cerrone; “Cowboy Conor was right about you, you quit. You’ll never be a champion in the UFC” drew a swift two word response from the former WEC champion.
When asked if he was ‘scared’ to face Conor, Cerrone became incredulous.
“You fans at home crack me up, especially the ones who talk shit. I wish there were repercussions, I wish you’d say it to my face so I could slap the shit outta you.”
The full Q&A ahead of UFC Fight Night can be seen below via the UFC’s official Facebook account.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is answering YOUR questions ahead of #UFCPittsburgh! Ask away!
Posted by UFC on Thursday, February 18, 2016