Cerrone: “I Fight My A** Off Every Time”
Throughout the history of combat sports, many have been alleged to have “taken a dive” for a major payday against a famous fighter, some feel that Cowboy Cerrone is the sacrificial lamb to Conor McGregor at UFC 236.
“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.”
“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 of his resume heading into UFC 236. “I don’t know where I’m sitting but I’m still at the top of the list.”
“I expect the best Conor you guys have ever seen. I really do,” Cerrrone 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.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting