Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Has Stunned the MMA World by Claiming That He Will Fight Conor McGregor For the Interim Lightweight Title…
What is this now? Donald Cerrone v Conor McGregor appears to be the next fight on the cards for both men. They’re two of the most distinctive fighters on the roster. McGregor is a former double champion, with one of the most polarising personalities in the sport.
Meanwhile, Cerrone has the most wins, knockouts, and fights in UFC history. He’s loved by fans for his quick turnaround rate and willingness to fight anybody, anywhere, at any time. UFC President Dana White confirmed that if they’re both up for it, then he’d be more than happy to put this fight together.
Now this story has taken another twist. ‘Cowboy’ has just claimed that he is set to fight Conor McGregor for the interim lightweight title. How this could be, we don’t know, but you can see the post below yourself.
This comes a day after Dana White claimed that Khabib Nurmagamedov v Tony Ferguson was the fight to make. As you can see from the post above, ‘Cowboy’ thinks differently and believe that he will be fighting McGregor for the 155lb interim title. He wrote:
“Good news @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for the 155 interim title. 🇺🇸vs🇮🇪 @properwhiskey vs @budweiser”
At the point of writing there has been no confirmation from the UFC regarding this situation, so don’t get too excited just yet. It could well be gamesmanship by Cerrone, but he’s normally a legit guy so you’d expect where there is smoke there is fire.
If this is true, then you can expect a massive conflict at the top of the lightweight division. There’s absolutely no doubt that if an interim title was to go down, it should be between Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier. Ferguson is the former interim champion, currently riding an 11 fight winning streak. Meanwhile, Poirier has looked phenomenal since making the move from 145 to lightweight.
Is this just a desperate ploy by the UFC to get McGregor back with a belt around his waist and then set up a big profile rematch with Khabib Nurmagamedov? Once again we have to make it clear that there has been no official confirmation about this, apart from Cerrone’s social media. However, you can imagine fans would see right through this if it were true.
Regardless of whether or not they’re fighting for the title, these two men appear to be on a collision course in 2019. White confirmed at the UFC 234 pre-fight press conference that the promotion was actively looking to put this fight together. He said:
“Those two want to fight each other, they’ve both earned it. Cowboy’s’ fought anybody we’ve ever put against him. We throw this young killer Hernandez at him, ‘Cowboy’s’ the underdog and he goes in and does it the way he did it, then Conor’s fought everybody. If these two want to fight, I’m down.”
Yes, but should it really be for an interim title?