Conor McGregor recently stated that whoever went for a takedown first between he and Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Jan 18 would be a “Cowbitch,” indicting he wants an all-out standup war.
And “Cowboy” is more than game.
During a recent interview with ESPN, Cerrone said that while he can easily take McGregor down, he won’t do it, as he wants to test his striking skills with one of the best to ever do it.
“You know, I probably should, but I don’t think I will,” Cerrone told ESPN about taking Conor down. “I like to fight too, I like to get in there and throw down. Everyone says his standup is amazing, so why not go and test it?”
“Everyone says, ‘you want to just stand there and you’re going to get knocked out, that’s a stupid game, that’s a stupid decision.’ But it’s my decision, it’s my stupidity. Who the fuck are you to tell me what I can do?”
“I know who I am, I look in the mirror and I know exactly who I am so I get to go and make the decision,” Cerrone said.
“I want to, why wouldn’t I want to stand with one of the best? Why not? Can I take the punch? That’s the question I want to know. Can he take my fucking kicks? That’s the question I want to know.”
“Maybe Conor will shoot on me.”
While Conor is known as one of the best strikers in the game, his ground attack hasn’t been shown or proven, as all of his losses have come via submission.
That said, Cerrone knows Conor is sharpening up all of his tools ahead of their big fight.
“You’d be a fucking fool to think I’m sitting here saying all Conor has is a right hand and that’s all we need to worry about,” Cerrone said.
“You stupid motherfuckers. Do I play? Sure. But man we put hours in the gym. But it’s my decision and I’m going to do what I want to do. So yeah, I am going to fucking stand and I am going to play.”
With that out of the way, we are now assured an all-out striking affair this Saturday night!
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