McGregor: Cerrone Fight ‘Sounds Like a Party’
Conor McGregor’s immediate fighting future is unknown at this time, as he is one of three fighters scheduled to meet with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Jan. 29. McGregor faces a possible fine and suspension for his part in the UFC 229 brawl.
Whether suspended or not, he’ll have someone waiting once he can fight again.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has publicly stated he wants to face McGregor, as not only would it be a battle of two UFC fan favorites, but it might also launch Cerrone towards a lightweight title shot. Cerrone feels his first-round finish of Alexander Hernandez at UFC Brooklyn last week — Cerrone’s first lightweight bout since the end of 2015 — is enough to convince UFC brass of the opportunity.
In fact, in one of his latest social media post, Cerrone even offered to drink Budweiser and McGregor’s own Proper Twelve whiskey at the press conferences leading up to the bout. And McGregor seems pleased with the idea.
Sounds like a party! https://t.co/2b46dX0xBj
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 25, 2019
While UFC President Dana White did state he plans to have McGregor rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov at some point in 2019, that fight doesn’t appear to be in the cards as of yet, especially since the UFC lightweight champ also faces potential sanctions from the NSAC.
White also, despite closing the door on the idea at one point, is open to a potential McGregor-Cerrone showdown.
Original Story: MMA Fighting