Monthly Archives: February 2016

MMA Marlon Moraes
Feb 29

MMA champ Marlon Moraes says he ‘begged’ World Series of Fighting officials to sign Aljamain Sterling

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

World Series of Fighting bantamweight MMA champ Marlon Moraes has openly admitted that he wants to fight someone in the higher ranked opposition. So as soon as the opportunity of going up against UFC contender like Aljamain Sterling happened, Moras said he tried his best to convice the WSOF management to sign “The Funk Master”.

“Not just told, but I begged (WSOF officials to sign Sterling) because I knew this guy is a big name. He’s a great fighter. He works very well for the promotion, and I think it was a smart move by the UFC, keeping him, because he can make a lot of noise in this division. He’s one of the guys I look up at, and it would be a pleasure having a guy like that on the roster, so I could be fighting a guy like this and prove where I belong,” Moraes revealed.

MMA Marlon MoraesAfter the highly publicized free agent period, Sterling revealed during his interview with The MMA Hour that he has decided to re-sign with the UFC. Sterling said that the promotion gave an offer that is better than what he had in the past. This decision, however, ended Moraes’ hope of fighting one of the best fighters in the division.

This event is actually expected, but nonetheless frustrating for Moraes. The 27-year-old, however, is slated to defend his title against MMA contender Joseph Barajas on Saturday at WSOF 28.

Moraes has a perfect record of 8-0 during his entire stay of WSOF run and is training under Mark Henry. Henry also trains top fighters like Frankie Edgar and Edson Barboza.

All in all, Moraes is one of the best bantamweight MMA fighters outside the UFC as of today. However, Moraes is searching for more interesting contenders as the quality of his contenders are not up to par with what he has to give inside the cage.

“Everybody knows where I belong. I have Frankie with me, and Frankie, man, in my opinion, is one of the best 145ers in the world. Training with him everyday is no joke, and I know I can fight with these guys. I want to put myself in deep waters. My coach always tells me, ‘man, when you fight with these guys who people think are going to be good (and) they’re going to beat you, that’s the best Marlon.’ And I want to take the best Marlon. I want to find the best Marlon. And I know to find that guy, I’ve got to fight with these guys, with these monsters. I’m going to become a monster when I fight with those monsters,” Moraes added.

MMA dada 5000 kimbo slice2
Feb 26

Billy Corben never expected to see Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 fight in MMA

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

A lot of people following the story of Dada 5000 and MMA veteran Kimbo Slice were definitely caught by surprise on last Wednesday’s event. Dada 5000, whose real name is Dhafir Harris, met his rival Kimbo Slice met and made a scene, as expected. The two barely allowed one another to speak and even threw ugly threats and curses.

“Listen, when you look at ignorant people, he’s at the top of my list. I think he called me a p***y n***a or something like that when he first came on. I wanted to get up right then and there. I really did, because I told him, I’m not scared of you. That’s just the difference between me and anybody that you’ve ever faced. I’m not scared of you. I’m going to test you from the crown of your head to the sole of your feet,” Dada 5000 said.

“He’s struck fear inside of a lot of guys. He tried to look at me in St. Louis (at Bellator Dynamite 1) with those bedroom eyes. Stop it, Ferg. I got a two-year-old niece that makes a scarier face than that. I’m here, and I’m not here by accident. We’re here to do damage. We’re here to put in work, man,” he added.

MMA dada 5000 kimbo slice2Billy Corben, the director of The U and Cocain Cowboys, has been following both MMA fighters since they started fighting in backyard brawls in Miami. Corben brought his crew to film the life of these fighters, getting all the escalations on record.

As expected, not too many studios agreed to publish the first film because of its violence. Yet somehow all fell into place and eventually had the film released. During the last few parts of the film, Dada 5000 was seen challenging Kimbo Slice into a fight. A few years later, Corben’s foresight eventually paid off because now, both fighter are finally meeting inside the MMA cage.

“It’s a little surreal. It’s like art imitating life a little bit. The truth of the matter is that we make documentaries. We make pop docs, and that isn’t just art. That is life. It’s weird, you do all of this and then it’s like, the last line of the movie basically says Dawg Fight 2 is Dada versus Kimbo. And here we are. There’s something cool about that, but there’s also something that, Dada gets very spiritual about it. That, sort of, the universe has responded to that,” Corben said.

“I don’t know if I believe in that, per se, but it’s definitely kind of like you get out of it what you put into it. Dada put that idea into the air, and then Dawg Fight brought that idea into the world, that people would like to see Kimbo fight Dada. And Bellator said, ‘s**t yeah, we want to see that fight!’ And it’s craziness. You have these legends of the game (Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie) here fighting, and they’re like the most civil, gentlemen warriors. But everybody wants to know, ‘oh f**k, how can we press buttons,’ wanting to ask questions (to Harris and Slice) that would create more friction and fireworks.So it was funny to watch that happen, and if nothing else, I think we can all agree that it’s good television,” he added.

MMA Scott Coker
Feb 24

New MMA weight cutting policies are causing some trouble to promotions like Bellator

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Now that there is another set of new weight-cutting policies for the MMA fighter, it looks like implementing the said policies would greatly affect MMA promotion companies like Bellator.

Scott Coker, the president of Bellator, has recently revealed he is concerned about the new and stricter policies on weight cutting and dehydration in California. He greatly concerned to the point the he not sure if bringing the a big-ticket fight in California in the future would be the best thing to do.

“I think that they’re reacting, but I think the consequences could be impacting, like how do you feel comfortable bringing a title fight here that has to make a certain weight on a certain date? It’s gonna be tough. They have their job to do, but we have our job to do as well,” Coker said.

MMA Scott CokerDuring the first few weeks of the month, the CSAC, or the California State Athletic Commission, has passed a new set of policies including emergency rules about extreme weight cutting in the MMA sport. The CSAC has recently banned IV rehydration, they extended the potential time between weight-ins and the scheduled bouts. They even imposed a stricter monitoring of dehydration which will be facilitated by the doctors on the fight day itself.

The last policy looks like what Coker is concerned the most. The Bellator president, who actually lives in San Jose, California and who often holds a good number of shows in the state, expressed his concerned about being put in a difficult position if in case a doctor decides to pull out the lined up MMA fighters at the 11th hour.

“I’m perfectly fine with what [CSAC executive officer Andy Foster is] implementing and I hope it’s something that can evolve. But as a promoter, if fighter X shows up, fighter Z shows up, we have national TV there — and then, oh, the fight is off? You’re .002 over [on the test] and the doctor says you can’t fight? It could be really problematic for us. I’m gonna talk to Andy about it. I’m sure it’ll all work out. It doesn’t mean we’ll stop promoting there, it’s just that we might not bring title fights or fights that you’re worried about somebody making weight,” Coker said.

CSAC chairman John Carvelli made it clear that the commission is not aiming for the demolition of the MMA sport. In fact, he said that the word ‘severe’ simply means that the doctor monitoring the fighters would determine who is and who is not fit to be in a bout. Furthermore, the CSAC will also be implementing specific gravity hydration exams on the fight day itself.

“For heaven’s sake, I hope that if a trained ringside physician sees signs of severe dehydration in one of these athletes that they will do something about it. That’s why they’re there. … I think these are simple things we’re doing that everyone hopefully can get on board with to avoid something dreadful happening to one of these great athletes, one of their athletes that they’re promoting and working with,” Carvelli clarified.

MMA Ortiz Cyborg
Feb 22

Tito Ortiz says Cris Cyborg would have beaten former MMA champ Ronda Rousey ‘Holly Holm-style’ if she was given the chance

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

In a recent interview, Tito Ortiz claimed that Cris Cyborg would have beaten former MMA champ Ronda Rousey too, but Holly Holm went first.

Ortiz, who is a Cyborg’s former manager and has been in her camp for a long time, says that he believes Cyborg can pull off the same thing as what pro-boxing champ Holly Holm did if Cyborg was just given a chance.

“Cris Cyborg is the pound-for-pound best woman in the world, I believe. Holly Holm did what Cris would have done to Ronda. Holly Holm got that chance. She’s a great woman champion. But Cris is one of the most vicious fighters in the world,” Ortiz said after Invicta FC 15 last Jan. 16.

MMA Ortiz CyborgBack in November, Holm was able to beat Rousey by a head-kick knockout in the second round of UFC 193. A bout between Cyborg and Rousey has been looked forward by everyone and was even tagged as the biggest event in the history of women’s MMA. Cyborg is currently fighting for Invicta, but she is under Zuffa by contract. Zuffa is the UFC’s parent company. The management said that Cyborg would be able to fight Rousey if she can make it to the 135-pound target weight.

Now Rousey is not the reigning bantamweight champion anymore, Cyborg’s future has been uncertain. The Invicta featherweight champ won over Daria Ibragimova by knock-out last Invicta 15, and has won over all her contenders for years. She has not been to decision since 2008, and has won over every fight for over a decade.

“She just attacks. There’s no woman fighter in the world like her at all. She’s bred to fight. She comes from Brazil and Brazilians are the toughest fighters in the world. She loves this. This is fun for her,” Ortiz said.

Some would say that Cyborg is the best dominant MMA fighter in the entire industry. However, determining who would fight next is the big question for her. Shannon Knapp, the president of Invicta revealed, however, that she is looking into getting Cyborg a contender that is qualified for him. Knapp said that she is looking into a superfight between Cyborg and Tonya Evinger, who is the Invicta bantamweight champ. Ortiz said that Cyborg just needs to get patient and prepare for any fight.

“Just keep giving her fights as the UFC did with Ronda. Ronda just kept getting fights, getting fights. The other girls huff and puff and scream and yell. Those are the ones that are the weakest, but they look good for pay-per-view, they look good for interviews. When it’s fight time, Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg are at the top of the world. The rest of the women are looking up at them,” Ortiz added.

MMA Rockhold vs Weidman
Feb 19

Former MMA champ Luke Rockhold says he can finish Chris Weidman in just two rounds

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Everyone knew that Luke Rockhold was fighting a staph infection back at UFC 194, but now, former MMA middleweight champ Chris Weidman is finally revealing what bothered him that led to his loss.

Weidman faced his first unfortunate defeat earlier this month while fighting with a broken foot. Ray Longo, the former MMA champ’s coach, revealed in a recent interview with ESPN, that the foot was broken in two places and that Weidman can’t fully stand a few weeks out from the fight.

MMA Rockhold vs WeidmanRockhold isn’t going to give some sympathy though. He was able to stop the former MMA champ using punches just halfway through round four last December, and plans to shorten the fight into half this time around.

“The rematch with Weidman is set. I believe at UFC 199. It should be June 4 or so. I’m looking forward to it. I think [the broken foot] is a joke. They know my situation. I came in with an infection on antibiotics and I still whipped his ass. Like I said to his manager just now, Weidman goes down in two [rounds]. I’ll put him away in half the time. I almost feel bad about this next one. It’s going to be bad,” Rockhold said.

In his interview with Journal, a Las Vegas Review, Rockhold further explained that he wants to eliminate any doubts about his upcoming MMA rematch and how it will go down.

“People, for some reason, think it was a close fight. I don’t think so. I think I was controlling it the whole way and I really don’t see it any different the next time around. I wasn’t at my peak performance. Chris wants to say he was at 10 to 20 [percent]. When I beat him again, what’s he going to say? He’s at two percent? Three percent? I’m looking forward to getting in there and putting an ending on that one. I’m going to end it with an exclamation point,” Rockhold added.

MMA McGregor
Feb 17

MMA champ Conor McGregor on Rumored Fallout with UFC’s Upper Management: “It’s all horse sh*t.”

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Like some of the MMA fighters in the industry, it looks like featherweight champ Conor McGregor is starting to have problems with UFC as well.

There have been a lot of rumors recently that Conor McGregor and the famous MMA promotion company faced some hurdles. That rumor became even louder when a video of UFC co-owner Frank Fertita was seen slamming the belt after the current featherweight champ won over Jose Aldo last December during UFC 194.

In a recent interview with Severe MMA, McGregor, who has a record of 19-2, revealed that all the rumors are false and that he has a very good relationship with the UFC president and CEO Lorenzo Fertita.

MMA McGregor“It’s all horse sh*t, that is. I have a great relationship with Lorenzo and a great relationship with Dana. Don’t get me wrong, I’m climbing that corporate ladder every day and we will be neck and neck. Maybe somewhere along the line, I will take that lion’s share. But we will always be together. Loyalty is what I have. They gave me this. They are helping me with this and I am helping them. We are a team,” McGregor said.

This coming UFC 196, McGregor will try to make history and move up to lightweight to fight the division’s champion, Rafael dos Anjos. Now being one of the UFC’s biggest stars that could draw the biggest crowds, McGregor said that after he would further pursue the other belts and dominate the upper divisions as well.

“I am taking what I want and I am doing what I want. When you can rack up $400 million in revenue for the company, you can do whatever the f*ck you want. I’m living the whatever-the-f*ck-I-want life. That’s the life I live. Whatever I want, whenever I want. And I have earned that through hard work, through sacrifice and that’s it — through victory,” McGregor said.

McGregor quickly clarified that he wasn’t trying to be bigger than the UFC, but he did want to push his luck further and try to be on the same level as the UFC executives. The Fertitas apparently have billions under their name.

“I’m not trying to break out. I’m just trying to grow, be eye to eye and get my share of the f*ckin’ pie and that’s it. And they know that. I say that straight off the bat. But I will always be in association with Zuffa and the great team at the UFC. It’s an honor to grow along with this company,” McGregor said.

The featherweight champ even joked that the internet memes about him having a big belly could actually become real.

“I’m here to win every belt and then I’m gone. And then I’ll see the game later. I’ll set it ablaze and walk away. And that’s it,” McGregor added.

MMA Danny Castillo
Feb 15

MMA fighter Danny Castillo will reevaluate his career after UFC 196

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

In a recent interview, MMA veteran Danny Castillo shared what he felt when got the call from Joe Silva telling him that his time in the UFC is up.

Unlike most fighters, Castillo discussed his career with none other than his mom. He revealed that he initially thought that it was indeed time to move forward and call it a career. However, after talking to his mom, Castillo decided not to make any rash decisions about his career in the MMA sport for now.

“I told her that I don’t know if I’m ever going to fight again. She said, ‘Well, right now is not the right time to make the decision.'” Castillo shared.

Castillo decided that it might be time to reevaluate his choices and come up with another plan. With his home in Team Alpha Male getting a revamp of the organization itself, Castillo made a deal to be one of the head wrestling coaches of the team. Along with him are fellow UFC veterans Chris Holdsworth and Justin Buchholz who are coaching the team as well.

MMA Danny CastilloThe MMA veteran also revealed that being one of the coaches in Team Alpha Male has renewed his passion for the MMA sport. With that, Castillo is wondering if whether being a teacher is his destiny after all.

“Being an athlete has been my identity since I was 8 years old. I’ve thought of myself as an athlete, and now that’s all gone. It’s hard for me to deal with. But the coaching keeps me in the sport. I’m still going to be going on trips. I’m still training. I’m still in the game, and that’s what I really love about the sport: The team is what love about the sport. Team Alpha Male – training until I’m going to puke and then laughing about it and having a great time. Getting socked super hard but then smiling about it when the round is done,” Castillo said.

Castillo’s stint as a cornerman will start this coming March 5th, where he assist Darren Elkins in his UFC 196 MMA fight against Chas Skelly in Las Vegas. The event will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

As soon as that’s done, Castillo revealed that he will give himself time to reevaluate his career and finally make the decision.

“I’m just going to coach for six months, and then if I have that fire after the end of coaching, then I’ll make a few calls and see if Bellator wants me, if WSOF wants me. Maybe I’ll make my way back. The only thing that makes me think I’ll fight again was that my last fight was the worst performance of my professional career. And that’s something that bothers me. Had I performed a little bit better, maybe I would have been OK with just saying, ‘You know what? I’m done. F-ck it.’ But because of that, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I’m bitter toward the sport. I’m bitter about a lot of things, and I don’t like to have any bitterness in me about anything. But it still bothers me,” Castillo admitted.

“If I never fight again, I just want people to appreciate what I did in the sport. I never pulled out of a fight. I worked my ass off. Out of those 22 fights, I think I took five of those fights on less than four weeks’ notice. And it’s not an easy feat in the lightweight division in the UFC. I’ve had three fighters come in overweight. I still took the fights anyway. I was a company man for a long time. I never disrespected anyone. I’ve always been positive in the sport. I’ve never been in trouble in or out of the cage for any reason at all. MMA changed my life and made me better person. I just want people to know I’ve worked hard. If it was just up to hard work, I’d be a world champion with 15 title defenses. But it’s not just about hard work, and it didn’t work out for me. I’m staying optimistic. If I do fight again. I’ll get back to the UFC. I have no doubt in my mind, as long as I still have that fire in me. If not, then I’m happy with my career,” he added.

MMA Benson Henderson
Feb 12

Former MMA UFC veteran Benson Henderson on fighting in Bellator: “I like to have my actions speak for themselves.”

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Former UFC MMA fighter, Benson Henderson, has now moved to its rival promotion company, Bellator.

Last February 1st, Henderson made a bold decision of moving to Bellator but not before posting out a gratitude letter to all those who have helped in the UFC. With all those being taken care of, Henderson, who has a record of 23-5 MMA and 0-0 BMMA, revealed that he has a new set of goals to reach. But first, he has to win over Andrey Koreshkov, who is holding a record of 18-1 MMA and 9-1 BMMA. Their much awaited bout would be held as the main card this coming Bellator 153 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Just like the other Bellator fights, this bout would be aired on Spike.

Henderson also revealed that this promotional MMA debut felt very much similar to how he went about his move from WEC to the UFC five years ago.

“I think it’s very similar. Coming over from the WEC to the UFC, we definitely had some chips on our shoulders. I think UFC and Bellator, a lot of guys have a big bullseye on my back, gunning for me. But that’s been the case for a while now. It’s nothing that I’m not used to. I’m accustomed to that. If I do a local jiu-jitsu tournament here in Arizona, if I go do worlds or Pan Ams in a jiu-jitsu tournament, I’ve got a pretty big bullseye on my back. If MMA Benson Hendersonanybody can beat me at anything, they’re going to want to do that. That’s the competitive nature of us fighters, of us athletes. We want to be competitive and get our hand raised against the best. I think going over to Bellator, I’m going to have a huge bullseye. Everybody is going to want to get a chance to face off against me, to beat me, to get their hand raised against me. That only makes me drive that much more. That makes me that much more driven – that much more impassioned. I am going to lose eventually. It happens to everybody. Wer’re all going to lose. But it’s not going to happen right now. You’re not the guy. For me, it just fuels my fire. It get me more fired up. It makes me want to go beat up some more guys,” he said.

So Henderson, now a former UFC and WEC lightweight MMA champion, will aim for a Bellator welterweight belt in his promotional debut. With that, Henderson admits that he isn’t sure how his career would unfold. Now at age 32 years old, Henderson says that he sees a few possibilities.

“It’s not for sure yet, but there’s a pretty good chance I’ll be dropping back down to 155. There’s a ton of interesting matchups down there. But for right now, it’s 170, and I’m focused on getting my hand raised against that next guy. That’s where all my focus has to be at. I don’t think I’ll have a concrete home, where it’s just 155 or just 170. For a while, I’ll be going back and forth in both. Bellator is super awesome and amazing in allowing that and letting me play it like that,” Henderson admitted.

However, Henderson said that is not yet ready to get all of those situations in his head. For now, what he would like to do is to prove everyone what he can do in the MMA industry.

“I’m not too much for big talk. I never liked talking a whole lot. I like to have my actions speak for themselves. I like to talk inside of that cage. So for me right now, I’m just focused on getting my hand raised. It’s Andrey Koreshkov next. I have to get my hand raised against him. Everything else will figure itself out. Everything else will take care of itself later on. Right now, my man concentration – my only concentration – is getting my hand raised against Andrey and having as great of a performance as possible,” he added.

MMA Emanuel Newton
Feb 10

MMA Bellator fighter Emanuel Newton says pre-fight sex was partly the reason why he lost against Phil Davis

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

In a recent interview, Emanuel Newton revealed that he had sex hours before the fight against Phil Davis last September probably contributed to his unfortunate loss, The former Bellator light heavyweight MMA champ, however, also said that a rib injury he suffered during the fight was also to blame.

Newton, who is holding a record of 25-9-1 MMA and 8-3 BMMA, admitted that his sexual activity might have had an effect on his tenacity and “edge” prior to stepping into the cage. Newton said that he definitely learned a lesson from this event, and he is hoping that he would be able to keep that in mind coming into the fight against Linton Vassell this coming February 19th. Vassell, on the other hand, is holding a record of 15-5 MMA and 4-2 BMMA.

MMA Emanuel Newton“I had sex like three or four hours before the fight, which was stupid. Once again, I was getting caught up in that (mentality that) certain things couldn’t touch me when I have to understand that I am human and I do have to train hard and I can’t be going out and making stupid mistakes. Then the first takedown of the fight that Phil got on me, I popped my rib. It just wasn’t meant for me to win that fight because I learned so much. (Having sex) definitely took away my hips. My trainer Antonio (McKee), even the day before when we were doing the open workouts I was kicking him off his feet with spinning back kicks. The first takedown Phil got on me was when I threw a spinning back kick and he powered through it and he got that body lock and that’s when I popped my rib. But right when we were warming up my trainer looked at me and said, ‘What happened to that power?’ Lesson learned. It happened for a bigger reason and I did learn a lesson and get a deeper understanding of myself,” Newton said during a recent interview with MMAjunkie.

Losing to Davis didn’t happen in the best timing as well. He lost the title belt to Liam McGeary during the fight before the one with Davis, and he was hoping to jump back in and get back his belt as soon as he wins over Davis. Unfortunately, none of those happened. In fact, the loss to Davis opened a series of unfortunate events for the former MMA champ.

Newton, however, was quick to clarify that he is not the type of fighter who loses his cool after a losing streak. He revealed that he actually started out with a series of losses on his back, but he was able to get back on his feet and even became an MMA champion in a huge company like Bellator. He also admitted that he takes each loss as an opportunity for learning something so he can prepare better for his next bout.

“My whole career has been like this: lose two or three, then win eight, lose two and win seven. It’s just been my whole fighting career. I’m closer to God, getting more into my scriptures and getting a deeper understanding of who we truly are and what I truly am. If I had to fight the fight again and could have had victory, I wouldn’t do it because I learnt so much more. Everything happens for a reason so I’m just going to stand with that. I’m going to go in there knowing I put the time in the gym with the strength and the conditioning and know that I’m with the Bible. I’ve given my life back to Jesus Christ in a deeper and more spiritual way,” Newton added.

MMA Donald Cerrone
Feb 08

MMA Donald Cerrone confident that Conor McGregor won’t last in the lightweight division

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Even though both MMA fighters belong to different divisions and have their respective title fights later this year, Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone may have something interesting coming up next year.

During a recent conference held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, McGregor and Cerrone threw some shots at each other while promoting the UFC’s upcoming fights that are scheduled before the year ends.

As expected, McGregor fashionably made his presence dominate on the microphone; he didn’t even hesitate to butt in when other fighters were asked some questions. Cerrone, on the other hand, held himself strong enough not to back down when he was suddenly in a verbal spat with McGregor.

Cerrone took notice of the “The Notorious” Irishman’s plans on moving to another division if he managed to defeat Jose Aldo in their upcoming bout this coming UFC 194. “Cowboy” had a lot of things to say about this when McGregor boastfully stated his plans during the conference.

“Conor has no right coming up to [155]. There’s no way. He’s not gonna stand a chance. We’re too big for him; we’re too strong. So you can take your little English ass and get on,” Cerrone said.

MMA Donald CerroneThere’s no telling if Cerrone really wanted to hit on McGregor’s nationality, but “The Notorious” didn’t even think twice before answering back. McGregor had the impression that no one can touch him, whether they are at lightweight or featherweight MMA division.

“You’re too slow and too stiff. You’re as stiff as a board. I’d snap you in half. And that’s it. I see stiffness when I look in that 155-pound division. I feel like they’re stuck in the mud almost. The featherweights, they hit like flyweights, so it’s nice down there just destroying them and killing that whole division. But I have my eye on that 155 division and I see them all stuck in the mud in there. Have I been wrong yet?,” McGregor said to Cerrone.

Even though McGregor has quite an impressive record, with wins beating Dennis Siver, Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, and recently, Chad Mendes. However, Cerrone isn’t impressed with his fighting capability and quickly reminded the Irish MMA champ that he has still yet to prove himself inside the octagon- by winning over Jose Aldo.

“You have a monster right here at 145, Aldo, about to beat your ass. You’ve beat nobody, and you think you’re going to come up to 155 and make a statement? Come on man, sit the f–k down,” Cerrone said.

Cerrone also pointed out the McGregor isn’t as feisty as what the Irish fighter is showing during the conference.

“He’s real good at talking out in front of the public, but when we all stand in the back he ain’t got nothing to say. I stood back there for 30 minutes right next to him, and [he had] nothing to say to me, but he was very cordial with my man [Mendes] next to me. Of course we get out here he wants to run his mouth, but it’s good, you know, he sells the fights. But if he comes to 155 I’m gonna bend his little ass over,” Cerrone added.

McGregor will be going up against Jose Aldo this coming December 12th. Cerrone, on the other hand, has his own game to win. He will be having a rematch against lightweight MMA champ Rafael dos Anjos this coming December 19th at the UFC on Fox 17 event. Cerrone lost to Rafael by unanimous decision when they first met last year during the UFC Fight Night card.

“First you’ve got to get through a guy that whooped your ass already. So why would I waste my time? You’re fighting a guy that whooped your ass next. You’ve got to come through that, and then I’ll consider. I’ll check the numbers and I’ll discuss it with Frank [Fertitta], and I’ll decide whether I’ll change your bum life as well,” McGregor said to Cerrone.

If both of the fighters will win their respective bouts, McGregor and Cerrone coming face to face might actually become a reality.