Donald Cerrone Says Conor McGregor Fight Has Stalled Due To Co-Main Event Status

Joe Rogan recently claimed on his podcast that the reason that a fight between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone hasn’t been made yet is that ‘The Notorious’ wouldn’t accept the UFC’s offer to have it serve as the co-main event for an upcoming pay-per-view event.

Now ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has backed up that claim and vented his frustration at the superstar for not staying true to his word.

“Conor won’t fight unless it’s a main event,” Cerrone told ESPN. “I don’t know if it’s an ego thing or a status thing for him. I don’t give a s—. I’ll fight anyone, anywhere, and I stand by that all the time. I guess he’s a prima donna and only takes main event spots. I don’t know.”

Cerrone had hoped that the showdown would take place in april after McGregor signalled his interest in making it happen, but that is no longer the case.

“We were all waiting on Conor for April, and he said he wasn’t ready. I don’t know how in one breath you can say, ‘I’ll fight anyone, anytime, anywhere,’ and the next one say, ‘I’m not ready for that one.’

”I’m more annoyed that he went radio silent after putting it out. I get it, you want to stay relevant by putting it out there, but then you can’t go radio silent. Sack up, b—-. Sign the f—ing paper.”

Now Cerrone is targeting the UFC’s usually star-studded PPV event on July 6th during International Fight Week in Las Vegas as a potential landing spot for the blockbuster fight, but if that doesn’t materialize then he’s willing to put the idea of fighting McGregor on the backburner

”I call the UFC and tell them what to do, they tell me to shut the f*ck up and go sit in the corner. I don’t have any say on that stuff. What I do know is July is the latest I’m fighting. That’s the f*ckng latest. I will not wait longer than that.”

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