The news came out last week that the hold up in Conor McGregor vs Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone was the fact that the UFC wanted it to be the co-main event. That was much to the despair of McGregor in which the fight may not happen. And, for Cerrone a massive blow in what promised to be a big payday.
“Conor won’t fight unless it’s a main event,” Cerrone said in a recent interview with ESPN. “I don’t know if it’s an ego thing or a status thing for him. I don’t give a s**t. 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.”
Fans took to social media to complain saying that shouldn’t be the co-main event. And like the fans, former UFC champion, Chuck Liddell agrees that the fight needs to be the main event.
“It’s a main event fight, no matter what,” Liddell said. “Come on. Conor McGregor and Cowboy? Those are two of my favorite fighters. I love watching those guys fight. Whether you like them or not personality-wise, both of those guys are studs. They fight tough.
“I don’t have to tell Conor anything,” he added. “He’ll do it. Conor will fight anybody, any place, any time. I know how it is. He’s a businessman, he’s a businessman too. He’s trying to make some money. I’m not going to get in the way of his making money, but make it happen boy, I want to see you and Cowboy go at it.”
Ultimately, UFC President Dana White said they are working on another fight for Cerrone. That could only mean they are sticking to their guns of that fight being a co-main event which McGregor, Liddell and fans alike don’t agree with.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime