Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (28-7) is slated to take on the current UFC Lightweight Champion, Rafael Dos Anjos later in the year. However in a recent interview with former UFC Middle and Light Heavyweight contender, Chael Sonnen, Cerrone showed a heightened interest in a possible bout with UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.
“Let him come on with it,” Cerrone said. “Oh f**k, come on Chael. Bring that s**t on. The only problem is he’s not going to be able to do that s**t talking stuff with me because [Dos Anjos] is walking a f***ing thin line with me right now.
Cerrone is riding an 8 fight winning streak, that he will take into his date with Dos Anjos. His last loss was in 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27 against Rafael by way of Unanimous Decision, something of which Rafael loves to remind the Cowboy of.
“When I saw [Dos Anjos] at the [UFC Fan] expo we were joking around. ‘Let’s get this date going.’ As soon as I leave the expo he tweets at me saying, ‘Cowboy when I see you again you’re going 0-2 to me’ so he starts the fire.”
“When we were together, b***h you weren’t saying nothing now I turn my back you want to tweet to me all crazy?” said Cerrone. “Next time I see Dos Anjos I might f***ing punch him in the mouth. You have to see me, b***h. So if McGregor wants to talk s**t? It doesn’t fly with Cowboy. That’s not how I was raised.
“You can’t just hide behind Twitter, hide behind the UFC. ‘Oh, you can’t hit me until we fight.’ Nah, you’ve got to stand up for what you’re talking about. Hopefully we won’t cross paths. He hasn’t crossed the line and pissed me off just yet, but he’s walking the line, for sure.”
“Conor’s just good at f***ing talking s**t,” said Cerrone. “If I was to fight Conor and he gets on public TV and talks s**t that wouldn’t fly with me. At the first opportunity of seeing him I’d check him.
“We might be crossing paths but who the f**k knows. I’d welcome that. Hopefully he talks s**t and I slap the s**t out of him, pump the pay-per-views up and I make four million dollars.”