Donald Cerrone Aims Sights Back On Conor McGregor

Donald Cerrone looked in vintage form at UFC Fight Night 151 last night as he dismantled Al Iaquinta over the course of five rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory, and afterwards he couldn’t resist aiming his sights on Conor McGregor once again.

Cerrone had attempted to put together a fight with McGregor earlier in the year, and ‘The Notorious’ initially appeared receptive to the idea, but it never progressed beyond that point and earlier this week ‘Cowboy’ had indicated that he was ready to move on.

However, it seems he’s still not given up hope just yet.

“I want the title, whatever that means, unless, Conor McGregor, you want to fight me in July, I’m ready,” Cerrone stated in his post-fight interview. “4th of July, let’s do it.”

Cerrone confirmed that was what he wanted in a subsequent interview with TSN backstage.

“Let’s dance,” Cerrone told TSN. “If he wants to come back in July, we’re ready. Fourth of July weekend, I love international fight weekend.

“I think it would make perfect sense to get Conor and me on it.”

If that fight doesn’t happen though, Cerrone has his heart set on a lightweight title shot that he believes he’s earned, and he’s put himself forward as a stand-in if either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Dustin Poirier get injured prior to their impending match-up later this year.

“I just think if something happens and they need somebody else for a title shot, it better be me,” Cerrone told UFC News.

“I’ve done so much in the sport, they would be foolish not to. I feel entitled.”

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