By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to UFC President Dana White, the blockbuster fight between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Conor McGregor has hit a snag. White admitted that the fight is “nowhere close” now.
These tow fit here have teased a fight. Cerrone called out McGregor after his win over Alexander Hernández at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 19, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Cerrone defeated Hernández with a second-round TKO (Head Kick and Punches). “Cowboy” improved to 35-11-1 in his career with the win.
“For a fight like that Donald, I’ll fight you. Congratulations,” McGregor said.
The Irland native returned to action this past October. He was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“These two have been talking about this, and I said if they want to fight, I would do it — but we’re nowhere close to a fight,” White said. “We’re actually looking at other fights right now for Cowboy.”
Cerrone has won his last two fights. He last lost in a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards on June 23, 2018.
The “Notorious” one has a 21-4 MMA record. When he lost to Nurmagomedov via a fourth-round submission (neck crank), it snapped his two-fight win streak.
Before this fight with Nurmagomedov, McGregor had not been in the Octagon since Nov. 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden in New York City.