UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had a long list of opponents ready to fight him after the lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos pulled out of their bout due to an injury. McGregor ended up taking on more than he could handle when he ended up fighting Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 196 in a non-title welterweight bout. Diaz was able to secure a rear-naked choke submitting McGregor in the second round.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was one opponent that was game and ready to step in as a late replacement for the injured UFC lightweight champion but didn’t get the opportunity to showcase what he had for “The Notorious.”
Cerrone spoke with MMA Junkie recently and wasn’t light with his words aimed at McGregor and says that they will meet at some point and it doesn’t have to be in the Octagon.
“I got nothing to say about that (expletive) (expletive) to be honest with you,” Cerrone said. “It is what it is. He did run his mouth, but when he sees me face-to-face he’s going to have to – I don’t play that game. When I see him I’m going to check him and see what’s up. I don’t give a (expletive) where it’s at. I’d love to fight the dude, but it’s a fight that’s not going to happen for a long time.”
“He’s got a long list of people wanting to whip his ass now,” Cerrone said. “I’m sure old ‘Cowboy’ don’t hold up much on the list. Who knows? We’ll see what happens. Him going back up to 170 to fight Diaz again, he’s going to put on a lot of weight and it’s going to be a lot harder to go back to 145 and fight Frankie (Edgar) and get his ass whipped by him.”
As all reports are leading to Diaz and McGregor meeting in an immediate rematch, and Cerrone was not one to cry about it.
“It is what it is. Diaz was the guy and it looks like they’re going to have a (expletive) rematch again. Good for him. Make that money, brother.”