Donald Cerrone is Getting Tired of Waiting for The Notorious to Respond to His Call… He’s Confirmed That Conor McGregor Won’t Fight Unless He’s in the Main Event…
In news that will not surprise you, Conor McGregor is refusing to fight in a co-main event against Donald Cerrone. He’s very happy to take on ‘Cowboy.’ However, the man who has the biggest pay-per-view records in MMA and the second biggest in boxing wants top billing.
The man has his own company called McGregor Promotions though. It’s utterly bizarre why the UFC would consider not putting him into the main slot. He’s the biggest star in the sport, guaranteeing at least 2 million pay-per-views per card. The UFC literally gives out interim belts to enhance star power. There’s no need for that with ‘The Notorious.’
Donald Cerrone is clearly running out of patience though as his hope of a red cowboy hat night is fizzling away. He spoke to ESPN about his frustrations.
Cerrone has confirmed what was leaked by Joe Rogan earlier in the week. McGregor won’t fight unless he’s in the main event. ‘Cowboy’ is one of the most active fighters on the roster and known to fight anybody, so these sort of negotiations are not something that he’s enjoying.
“Conor won’t fight unless it’s a main event,” Cerrone said. “I don’t know if it’s an ego thing or a status thing for him. I don’t give a s—. I’ll fight anyone, anywhere, and I stand by that all the time. I guess he’s a prima donna and only takes main event spots. I don’t know.”
The UFC appears to be trying to flex on McGregor after his recent losses, but the Irishman is simply going to refuse to fight unless all of his demands are met. In a recent tweet, he described fighting as his third level of income. After entering the business world very successfully, he doesn’t need to risk brain damage any more to get rich. However, Cerrone obviously isn’t in the mood to think about it that way.
“We were all waiting on Conor for April, and he said he wasn’t ready,” Cerrone said. “I don’t know how in one breath you can say, ‘I’ll fight anyone, anytime, anywhere,’ and the next one say, ‘I’m not ready for that one.’
“I’m more annoyed that he went radio silent after putting it out. I get it, you want to stay relevant by putting it out there, but then you can’t go radio silent. Sack up, b—-. Sign the f—ing paper.”
Cerrone also complained about the double standards the UFC has shown towards McGregor in the past. While ‘The Notorious’ is refusing to play unless he gets what he wants, the average fighter doesn’t get a say. Let’s not forget though, McGregor is not the average fighter. He’s a literal megastar.
“I call the UFC and tell them what to do, they tell me to shut the f— up and go sit in the corner,” Cerrone said. “I don’t have any say on that stuff. What I do know is July is the latest I’m fighting. That’s the f—ing latest. I will not wait longer than that.”
The most confusing thing is that the UFC just doesn’t milk their cash cow as hard and fast as possible. Who knows how much longer McGregor will stick around? Make the money off of him, and let him drift away. Don’t chase him off before…