Even Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is starting to believe that a potential fight with Conor McGregor may well be possible. Or so his social media seems to suggest.
Cowboy is coming off the back of an impressive first-round submission victory over Mike Perry at UFC Denver last Saturday night, a win which gave him the record for most victories and most finishes in the promotion’s history.
After the bout, which took place at 170lbs, Cowboy outlined his intentions to go back down to the lightweight division claiming that the UFC had an opponent in mind for him. Could that opponent potentially be Conor McGregor?
Yesterday Cowboy posted the above image to his Instagram suggesting that he would be on board with the idea of a potential fight with McGregor, who would likely require a tune-up fight before any rematch with current lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov is discussed.
A fight between two of the sport’s finest would certainly be an exciting one and could be the option that makes the most sense for both fighters, something that was discussed in depth on this site on Tuesday, as the rumours of a showdown between the pair began to heat up.
Although a fight could occur sometime in the future ESPN’s Ariel Helwani did point out that the former two-weight world champion will not be booked again until his issues with Khabib and the Nevada State Athletic Commission are resolved.
A reminder that Conor McGregor (or Khabib Nurmagomedov, for that matter) can’t and won’t be booked until their issues in Nevada are sorted.
In other words, I believe this is what the kids call “shooting your shot.” Not much there at the moment.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 14, 2018
It will be interesting to see if the Notorious One replies to Cerrone, whom he previously got into it with during UFC’s Go Big press conference three years ago.