Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is known for having a friendly attitude towards all of his past opponents, however that’s not the case this time against upcoming Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards.
Edwards wasted no time in promoting his fight against Cerrone. The 26-year old Birmingham native, claimed veteran Cerrone is not on his level and that he has gotten ‘old and slow’.
Cerrone however had few words of his own. He recalls Edwards’s behavior when they were promoting their fight around a month ago.
“You’re going to have to go home and tell your mama that an old, slow man beat you’re a**”, said Cerrone.
“We were out here for the pre-sale and he was just really arrogant and I was like, ‘Bro, we don’t fight for like another month. You don’t have to be angry right now. I haven’t done anything to you,’” Cerrone said with a laugh.
“This whole idea that ‘You need to act like Colby Covington and be a p***k’ is not the way it needs to be. Be cool. Fans don’t like you to be a d***head; I don’t know why people think that’s cool. Be cordial, man.
“You’re here on vacation, in one of the best destinations in the world, and you want to be angry all week? You’re a f***ing idiot.”
“We’re going to fight,” he laughed. “It’s not like we’re not gonna fight, but it’s whatever.”
Cerrone concluded saying he is looking forward to put up a show for the Asian fans.
“This is one of my favorite things on the planet to do – I love it, love it, love it,” he added. “He called me ‘old and slow’ and I might be old and slow, but there are a lot of old, slow years of being in there and that has to count for something.”