A lightweight bout between former division champion Conor McGregor and surging contender Donald Cerrone is the fight to make for July’s UFC 240 event.
‘Cowboy’ called out the former two-division UFC champion following his dominant decision victory over Al Iaquinta at Saturday’s UFC event in Ottawa.
“I want the title,” said Cerrone. “Unless Conor McGregor, you want to fight me in July?”
McGregor has yet to respond to Cerrone’s challenge, but instead found time to take aim at his bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
‘The Eagle’ served as McGregor’s most recent opponent at UFC 229, and kept his perfect record in check by defeating the Irish superstar via fourth round submission.
Despite McGregor’s fixation on an immediate rematch with Khabib, it appears that newly crowned interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier will serve as Nurmagomedov’s next foe.
With that, there is no better opponent for Conor McGregor to take on than Donald Cerrone.
‘Cowboy’ is currently riding a three fight win streak and has established himself as a top contender in the promotions stacked 155-pound weight class.
If ‘Mystic Mac’ is willing to accept ‘Cowboy’s’ challenge, UFC 240 would serve as the perfect event to showcase the fight.
UFC 240 is slated to take place on Saturday July 27 at a location and venue still to be determined. No major fights have been announced for the pay-per-view fight card.
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