At UFC 238, Donald Cerrone will return to the octagon to take on former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
Cerrone will be making a quick turnaround, this after defeating Al Iaquinta last month.
It will surely be an exciting scrap, one that “Cowboy” says he accepted without hesitation.
The lone frustration for Donald Cerrone stemmed from the fact that it took a few days to finalize.
“There wasn’t really any convincing that had to go on (for me),” Cerrone told MMA Junkie. “More or less the UFC called me and asked me if I wanted to fight and I said yes, then it took two or three days for Tony to agree to the fight, which really pissed me off because the UFC called me and offered to me and left me in his limbo.
“I keep calling like, ‘Dana (White), I’m on (expletive) vacation. Can I drink beer and eat guacamole, or do you want me to go (expletive) run on the beach? Because this in-between, I don’t know what’s going on, is (expletive) bulls**t.’ So Tony took long figuring it out.”
Although it is a quick turnaround for Cerrone, he knew he couldn’t turn it down. With a win over Ferguson, ‘Cowboy’ will cement himself as the lightweight divisions top contender.
“I don’t think he wanted to have to fight again other than a title fight,” Donald Cerrone said. “I think he believes he deserves a shot, so for him fighting someone like me is super dangerous. Why would he want to put himself at risk of (losing) a title shot? Especially fighting a (expletive) killer. But I don’t give a (expletive). That’s the difference between me. I’ll fight anybody. So I’ve got to beat them all anyway.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/24/2019.