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 . 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.
There’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.