Donald Cerrone is set to fight Conor McGregor on Jan. 18 and according to him, there is no question as to who the better mixed martial artist is.
For ‘Cowboy’ he believes his experience and how he fights gives him the edge over the Irishman.
“Do I feel like a better mixed martial artist? Absolutely,” Cerrone told MMA Fighting. “I feel like I’ve been in the trenches. I’ve been in the big fights. I’ve walked this path many, many times. This is my 51st MMA fight coming out of that tunnel. Literally, I’ve done it more than anybody.”
Meanwhile, some people have said Donald Cerrone has been paid to take a dive in this fight which he says is not true. Also, many are confused as to why this is at welterweight, but for ‘Cowboy’ he doesn’t care and says it will make them better to have a healthy and fat camp.
“I didn’t care. They called and said Conor wants to fight you at 170. I said hell yeah let’s do it. It wasn’t a beat other than that,” Donald Cerrone said. We’re both going to have a healthy, fat camp. How about that? We don’t have to worry about battling with diet and all that sh*t. We just get to go be who we want, train hard and show up healthy and I’m excited. All in all to get the best Conor, the best ‘Cowboy,’ this is the only way to do it.”
In the end, Donald Cerrone is eager to perform in front of his son once again and knows the two will share a laugh at the end of his career about everything he accomplished. Adding to that would be beating Conor McGregor at UFC 246.
“One day, I’m going to sit back with my little boy and say. ‘Your daddy, he was one bad motherf*cker, boy,’” Cerrone said in closing. “He’ll be there screaming and hollering front row at UFC 246.”
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime