Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is regarded as one of the very best lightweight fighters in the UFC. The American put together an eight fight win streak to earn a shot for the title, but was comprehensively beaten by Rafael Dos Anjos.
He was beaten fair and square, and conceded that the Brazilian was the better fighter on the night, in an interview with MMA Junkie.
“I just didn’t show up. That was it. He hit me with a great liver shot and f-cking put me down. What can I say? There’s nothing. It was just a bad night.
He has since fired his coaches, and is looking for a fresh start. While he will need to work his way back up the ladder in order to get another shot at the title, he is in confident mood about the next fight, whoever his opponent may be.
Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has entered the 155lb division, and he is certainly an opponent who Cerrone would love to take on. The 32 year-old said that he is willing to challenge anybody, but would particularly love a crack at the Irishman.
“I don’t even care; whatever they want to do. It makes no difference to me. I’m not going to say no. But I’m not going to get out there and say, ‘My next fight, title fight. It’s my dream.’ I don’t care. I don’t give a sh*t.
“Give me Conor McGregor. I’ll fight that p-ssy. Other than that, I don’t care. Tell that dude to slow his f*cking roll. You can’t be just calling out 170-pounders. So, whatever. Enough of him.”
This is not the first confrontation between the pair, after they exchanged insults at the UFC Go Big event last year.
This is an interesting rivalry, and one which the UFC match-makers may fancy over the next year.
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