UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier faced a lot of criticism for his performance against Anderson Silva at UFC 200.
One person in particular who was very vocal of Cormier’s performance was UFC ranked lightweight and welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
Cerrone made a controversial comment when he said Cormier was “fighting like a f*g” and later issued an apology, which was later deleted.
Cormier obviously took offense to the comment and addressed Cerrone on Monday during “The MMA Hour.”
“My reaction to Donald is shut up. Has he lost his mind?” Cormier said (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “I mean, what was this guy talking about? Donald Cerrone, who made you the person… on what ground does he stand on to be able to say something like that to someone like me?
Cormier questioned Cerrone’s decision to publicly bash him and threw some questions directed at “Cowboy” and his past performances.
“Who are you? Are you the greatest fighter of all times? Are you the guy that went out there and got stopped in the first round by Anthony Pettis, that kick in the side and fell down? Are you the guy that got dominated by dos Anjos in the first round, where you just fell down?”
Cormier said that he took it personally and will send his AKA lightweight teammate Kahbib Nurmagomedov to take care of the problem.
“What are you doing? Who are you to say that you can say something like that? You beat a couple of guys and all of a sudden you walk around with that stupid cowboy hat… I’ll smack the side of your hat with that stupid hat. I’ll actually have Khabib do that for me. I’ll ask Khabib to smack his head.”
Cormier added that the particular slur that Cerrone used was completely unprofessional and advises him to show more class.
“It’s very disappointing, especially under those circumstances, with everything that happened in Orlando and everything, he uses that word and those terms,” Cormier said. “Man, nobody is exempt from just being like… you have to have some class, man. Hey, Donald, this isn’t the wild wild west where you can walk around with your stupid cowboy boots and your hat and spitting tobacco and just talking crazy. You have to have respect and carry yourself with some class.
“You don’t disrespect me like that. At the end of the day, I’m a man. When I see him, we’ll have some words, and we’ll discuss it.”