Donald Cerrone: “I Won’t Take a Dive Against Conor McGregor”

By Darren
Donald Cerrone: “I Won’t Take a Dive Against Conor McGregor”

Donald Cerrone is one of the most respected fighters in the UFC. ‘Cowboy’s’ activity is ridiculous. In short, he fights more than anybody else. What is more, is that fights are always entertaining. Cerrone doesn’t always win but he brings it to every bout he takes part in.

He will fight Conor McGregor this coming February in Las Vegas. The two have been extraordinarily respectful to each other, at least by the standards of the Irishman. Furthermore, many fans are happy that ‘Cowboy’ is getting a chance to cash in because he’s been so loyal to the UFC for so long.

Some fans think he’s getting paid to get a dive so that McGregor can get his career back on track. Cerrone absolutely resents this because he still believes he has a lot to give to the sport. The fact that the fight is at welterweight definitely adds another dynamic to the clash. Who do you think will win?

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No Dives

Some have suggested that Cerrone is going to take a dive in this fight. However, he emphatically denies this. He plans on giving everything he has. Furthermore, he would fight for free before getting paid to take a dive. It’s a matter of integrity. We believe him.

“Hell no, I’m not bowing down,” Cerrone told MMA Fighting. “There’s a bunch of sh*t going around, people keep telling me ‘I heard you’re getting paid to take a dive.’ There wouldn’t be enough money in the world for someone to pay me to take a dive. I could never look myself in the mirror if somebody paid me to take a dive. Sh*t, never happen.

“I’d rather fight for free than take money to f*cking lose. That’s not me. I’m going to fight my ass off like I do every time.”

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Cerrone has warned that he’s going to give everything in this fight. He’s still got unfinished business in the lightweight division. Beating McGregor would be a massive statement. It would also make him very rich at the same time. It’s time to take out the red cowboy hat.

“I’m still No. 4 or 5 or whatever the hell I am. It’s not like I’m getting beat up by bums, somewhere down there getting tumbleweeded in the rankings pool,” Cerrone said. “I don’t know where I’m sitting but I’m still at the top of the list.”

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The Colorado native also believes that McGregor is going to be the best version of himself. The Irishman appeared to lose his hunger in recent times. However, he did earn over a $100 million so that does seem reasonable. This is a high-stakes clash for ‘The Notorious.’ If he loses then that could be it for his fighting career. Cerrone thinks McGregor will be at his optimum.

“I expect the best Conor you guys have ever seen. I really do,” Cerrone said. “He has so many doubters and questions that he needs to answer. I think he’s training extra hard, he’s coming and I think he’s going to be the best Conor you have ever seen.”

For the sake of this fight, we hope he’s right.