Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is all set to return to the Octagon against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC246, which is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena on January 18.
Ever since this fight was announced, fans have been very critical of this match-up as they don’t think this is a big enough challenge for the Irishmen as cowboy is coming off two back to back TKO losses to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson.
Leading up to UFC 246, the fan narrative seems to be about McGregor’s future fights after he is done with Cerrone. There’s even a narrative running around that he is being paid to take a dive against Conor McGregor.
However, Donald Cerrone put an end to all such rumours adding that he would fight for free than take money to lose.
“Hell no, I’m not bowing down,” Cerrone told MMA Fighting in a recent interview. “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.”
This will be Donald Cerrone’s fifth fight within a span of a year. He is currently 2-2 in the UFC this year. On the other hand, McGregor hasn’ fought in fifteen months. He was last seen in action back in 2018 when he fought reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
UFC 246 Fight Card:
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo
What do you guys think about the fight? Who is going to win between Conor McGregor and Cowboy?