Donald Cerrone is 3-0 since having his kid and should be a top-five lightweight when the rankings get updated. Following the win over Al Iaquinta, ‘Cowboy’ called for a title shot. Or a fight against Conor McGregor if he is up for it. But, the title is what Cerrone is chasing after, and after beating the fourth-ranked lightweight, added with the uncertainty of Tony Ferguson’s and McGregor’s future, ‘Cowboy’ believes he is next for a title shot.
“For the UFC not to give me a title shot, I would step back, and I would be thoroughly disappointed,” Cerrone said backstage at Canadian Tire Centre. “I’d be like, ‘Wow, a guy who’s done all this in the sport. I don’t trash talk, I go in there, and I deliver every time, and you’re going to overlook me for somebody else?’ I’d be really upset. I’d be like, ‘Wow, that’s the company I look for?’ Which, I’m not saying is going to happen, by any means.”
The fan favorite couldn’t even put into words the disappointment he would feel if he got snubbed.
“I’m just saying, to me, I’d really be thrown back,” he added. Like, wow.”
However, for Donald Cerrone, there is one fight that he would not be disappointed in if it was not the title shot. That is taking on the former champ-champ in McGregor.
“On the flip side, if Conor wants to fight, (expletive) yeah,” Cerrone said. “Let’s go. Especially in July, I’m ready. Let’s turn and burn, baby, because (the winner of Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier) won’t be ready until September.”
Although those are the two fights ‘Cowboy’ wants he knows he may very well fight another person if none of those come to fruition because he wants to stay active.
“Who knows, man,” he said. “I’m going to be sitting at home in a couple of months, bored, like ‘Fine, (expletive), I’ll fight whoever.’ I already know it. But I love it.”