Late last year, fan favorite welterweight and lightweight contender Donald Cerrone started calling for a fight with former lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor. Though Cerrone was then booked for a fight with Alexander Hernandez, he once again called for a fight with McGregor after beating Hernandez at UFC Brooklyn on Saturday night. And this time around, McGregor answered.
Evidently impressed by Cerrone’s victory over Hernandez, Conor McGregor announced that he is willing to accept the fight.
“For a fight like that Donald, I’ll fight you,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Congratulations.”
Just like that, the entire MMA community was drooling over a potential Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone scrap, and from the sounds of it, UFC President Dana White is into the idea.
“Yeah, I mean anything is possible,” White said after Saturday’s UFC Brooklyn card (transcript via MMA Fighting). “If those guys want that and the fans want to see it, that’s what I do.”
“Don’t run out there and say that’s the fight I’m making,” White clarified. “I don’t know what I’m gonna do, but I like the fact that two of these guys that are complete dogs and fight anybody — willing to fight anybody — want to fight each other. That’s fun.”
While it’s certainly not official just yet, it sounds like we could be getting a Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor fight in the near future. That is a cause for celebration.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/20/2019.