Pros react to potential Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone fight

Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone

It appears that a lightweight fight against Cowboy Cerrone could be next for former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor.

The former 155-pound title challenger, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (35-11 MMA), returned to the lightweight division yesterday evening following a ten-fight stint at welterweight.

Cerrone took on rising prospect Alexander Hernandez at last night’s UFC event in Brooklyn, emerging victorious by way of second-round TKO.

Shortly following Cowboy’s impressive victory, former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor took to Twitter where he issued the following statement.

“For a fight like that Donald, I’ll fight you. Congratulations.” – Conor McGregor

Donald Cerrone has been calling for a fight with the Irish superstar for some time now, and it appears that he is finally going to get his wish.

Even a once hesitant UFC President Dana White seems on board with a potential Cowboy Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor matchup. Read his thoughts on the potential scrap here.

With that said, the news of a potential “Cowboy” vs. “Mystic Mac” matchup did not sit well with everyone.

UFC lightweights Kevin Lee, Dustin Poirier and Al Iaquinta were less than thrilled by the news.

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Conor McGregor was last seen in action at October’s UFC 229 event, where he suffered a fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his bid to recapture the promotions 155-pound title.

Would you like to see the UFC book a lightweight bout between Donald Cowboy Cerrone and Conor McGregor next? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!