UFC Wanted Conor-Cowboy As A Co-Main Event

Following his win in January, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone welcomed a showdown with Conor McGregor, which was immediately welcomed by the former “champ-champ.”

And while Dana White denied the existence of the fight between the two sides, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan revealed on his podcast that the fight was almost made.

“They were trying to do ‘Cowboy’ versus Conor and apparently the sticking point was that it was going to be a co-main event,” Rogan said (via MMA News).

“I think the idea is that they have to have world titles as a main event for pay-per-view. I think [McGregor is] only interested in big fights. Like things that excite him now because he’s got so much money and so much success. It’s just one of those things.”

With McGregor now holding out until a Fall return due to this alleged slight, Cerrone is rumored to be facing former lightweight title challenger Al Iaquinta this Summer.

 

Report: MMA Mania

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