Cerrone Unconcerned About McGregor Fight
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone only hopes that a win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 238 will lead to a title shot, with no concerns about a potential fight with Conor McGregor.
Cerrone and McGregor had exchanges following the win “Cowboy” had over Alexander Hernandez at UFC Brooklyn in January. It appeared as if the two would fight at some point this summer, but negotiations fell through quickly after McGregor accepted nothing less than a main event slot.
Cerrone would instead go on to defeat Al Iaquinta in the UFC Ottawa main event last month, giving him three straight wins. He’ll now face Ferguson, who makes his UFC return for the first time since UFC 229 in October, in a highly-anticipated lightweight bout.
And Cerrone says he’s solely focused on a title around his waist, not a fight with McGregor.
“Conor’s had his shot, sit your ass down now [expletive],” Cerrone said. “[I’ll] take the belt.”
UFC 238 Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET):
For the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship: (Flyweight champion) Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes
For the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship: (c.) Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye
Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone
Jimmie Rivera vs. Petr Yan
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Tai Tuivasa
UFC 238 Preliminary Card (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET):
Nina Ansaroff vs. Tatiana Suarez
Pedro Munhoz vs. Aljamain Sterling
Alexa Grasso vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Calvin Kattar vs. Ricardo Lamas
UFC 238 Early Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET):
Angela Hill vs. Yan Xiaonan
Bevon Lewis vs. Darren Stewart
Grigory Popov vs. Eddie Wineland
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood
Original Story: MMAFighting