Ever since Donald Cerrone defeated Al Iaquinta in the UFC Ottawa main event last weekend, there’s been renewed interest in a lightweight firefight between the fan favorite gunslinger and former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
While this Cerrone vs. McGregor fight is still purely hypothetical, the Cerrone side of things is working hard to change that.
Speaking on Twitter on Thursday, Cerrone’s manager took to Twitter in an attempt to goad Conor McGregor into a fight by listing some of his client’s incredible incredible accomplishments.
“I wouldn’t want to fight him either @TheNotoriousMMA,” Cerrone’s manager wrote.
Donald Cerrone stirred up interest in this Conor McGregor matchup shortly after he defeated Iaquinta in Ottawa, explaining that he’d accept a fight with the Irishman if he can’t get a title shot instead.
“If Conor wants to fight, f*ck yeah, let’s go,” he said. “Especially in July, I’m ready, let’s turn and burn, baby. … Who knows? I’m gonna be sittin’ at home in a couple of months, bored, like, ‘F*ck. Fine. I’ll fight whoever, let’s go.’ But I love it.”
UFC President Dana White also seems to be on board with this matchup, admitting it makes sense for the two fan favorites.
“The Cerrone fight makes sense,” he said on the Jim Rome Show. “There’s a couple different options out there for him. He [McGregor] was talking about the Cerrone fight at one point. I don’t really know but that fight makes sense.”
Do you think we’ll see Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone in this Octagon together this year?
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