“I guess I could sit back like every other fighter and sit and wait. But I’m not every other fighter. I’m my own guy, and I don’t give a shit. Bring these fights on, you know? Like I said, if I’m going to be the champ, I’ve got to beat everyone anyways, so what is sitting and waiting and holding my position do?
“It’s not like I just say that, and when it comes to me, I tell my friends, ‘oh man, I’ve got to take this fight because everyone expects me to.’ No. When they offered it to me, it was like, yeah, absolutely, let’s go. There’s no name that comes across the table that I’m like, ‘oh damn, I’m can’t take that.’ No, let’s go. Let’s fight. It’s what we do. It’s what I’m paid to do. It’s my job.”
During yesterday’s UFC conference call to promote the promotion’s upcoming event in Boston, Donald Cerrone gave listeners some insight into his mentality.