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It Looks Like Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone Might Happen… For a Belt!

If Instagram posts are to be believed, then it seems like the match-up between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone might actually happen. And for an interim belt!

Keep in mind that this news tidbit is coming from Cowboy’s social media account, and for all we know, he could be on a Jack Daniels bender and shouting at clouds right now.

But another interim belt in rotation… (Note: This whole interim lightweight belt thing is floating around because champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’ll be out until November – which isn’t out of the ordinary, because the dude does observe Ramadan.)

It Looks Like Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone Might Happen… For a Belt!

If Instagram posts are to be believed, then it seems like the match-up between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone might actually happen. And for an interim belt!

Keep in mind that this news tidbit is coming from Cowboy’s social media account, and for all we know, he could be on a Jack Daniels bender and shouting at clouds right now.

But another interim belt in rotation… (Note: This whole interim lightweight belt thing is floating around because champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’ll be out until November – which isn’t out of the ordinary, because the dude does observe Ramadan.)

Midnight Mania! Cerrone Says He’s Fighting McGregor For Interim Lightweight Title

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According to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, he is fighting Conor McGregor for the interim lightweight title. Via his Instagram:

Good News @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for 155 Interim Title vs @properwhiskey vs @budweiser

It seems likely, considering comments made by Dana White after the UFC 234 press conference, in which he said that both men have ‘earned’ this opportunity. Via BloodyElbow.com:

“Those two want to fight each other, they’ve both earned it,” White told MMAjunkie following the UFC 234 pre-fight press conference in Australia. “‘Cowboy’s’ fought anybody we’ve ever put against him. We throw this young killer Hernandez at him, ‘Cowboy’s’ the underdog and he goes in and does it the way he did it, then Conor’s fought everybody.

“If these two want to fight, I’m down.”

According to Dana’s comments, he also thinks Tony Ferguson is next for current lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, which makes the timeline interesting. If Cerrone fights McGregor this summer, the UFC will presumably want Khabib to fight Ferguson around the same time, but Khabib wants to wait until November. The man left out in the cold in that scenario, of course, is Dustin Poirier, who has been holding out hope for a title shot of his own.

Not everyone is going to end up happy in any scenario, particularly with the weight of McGregor’s drawing power warping the gravity around any hope of rational decisions involving the UFC lightweight title. Cerrone vs. McGregor is an easy sell, and that might be what ends up counting.


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Joe Rogan is evidently a really popular tattoo for some reason

Dominick Cruz too?? Who is getting these tattoos?

I really wish I hadn’t seen this, this looks like an alien is trying to climb out the back of Gastelum’s neck.

This is a less gross version of the meme

Max Holloway is hilarious

In related news, Jose Aldo’s coach also wants that Alex Volkanovski fight.

“Bobby Knuckles” is hated by Dana, which is a great reason to keep calling Robert Whittaker that.

Nate Quarry having too much fun


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Ouch!

I can almost feel her pain

Dance like a butterfly, hit like a hammer

People are calling for Anderson to turn this around on Israel Adesanya


Random Land

I love this account, which is all abandoned places.

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Midnight Mania! McGregor’s Coach Wants Cerrone Fight Next

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McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, is in favor of the proposed fight between McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. He sees the fight itself as fun and the buildup, while perhaps not as contentious as previous McGregor bouts, being entertaining.

“The Cerrone one, it looks good,” Roddy told Eurobash.

“It’s a fan favorite fight. Cerrone comes out and he looks to swing and Conor’s going to be looking to knock him out. The banter beforehand, I don’t see it being as [turbulent], I think it will be funny. Both guys will go back and forth and that will be exciting for fans. I think it would be a very exciting fight.”

He acknowledged that other possibilities for a future matchup, including Max Holloway, who cleverly subtweeted McGregor’s whiskey brand on a visit to Ireland. Roddy thinks the Cerrone fight is the most likely.

“[Holloway is] putting the digs in. I saw the post of him the other day in the Jameson [Distillery]…but I don’t know. I think the Cerrone one…because [McGregor and Cerrone] both engaged directly…Conor said he’d do it and then Cerrone said he’d do it…I think that might be in the pipeline,” he said.

“I can’t confirm that 100 percent obviously, but I think the fans would love it. It’s a great fight that people want to see. They can see the two of them in there, standing up and having a bang.”

He also weighed in on the possibility of an immediate rematch with Khabib, who yesterday suspended himself for a year, saying he would return in November. A win over Cerrone would put ‘The Notorious’ in a better position for a rematch… to the detriment of Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier.

“Conor is a superstar. He could turn around and say, ‘No, I want to fight Khabib’, and he could probably swing it, just because he can. But when you lose a fight you sometimes have to fight someone else. Again, I don’t know, anything could happen with Conor, but I think [Cerrone] is a good fight. I would enjoy that and I think everyone would enjoy that.

“We’d enjoy the camp, we’d enjoy the build up…everyone would enjoy the buildup. It would be a nice fight.”


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Sage Northcutt being Sage Northcutt

Jorge Masvidal is certainly rocking a… look.

Force field!

McGregor is bragging on the fight after the fight he lost

A young Robbie Lawler was a terrifying force of nature

Game recognizes game

John Nash lays out the history of collective bargaining in sports nicely in this piece

Glory Kickboxing had their star athletes fail tests and promptly cancelled their contract with the drug-testing agency

The Mark Hunt Atomic Butt Drop!

Combat sports this weekend

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Midnight Mania! McGregor to Cerrone: Whiskey Offer ‘Sounds Like a Party’

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Donald Cerrone seems more and more likely to land the biggest fight in MMA, Conor McGregor. McGregor offered to fight Cerrone after ‘Cowboy’ beat the brakes off Alex Hernandez in a bonus-winning performance on the UFC’s debut on ESPN (see the highlights). Today, he posted an offer on Instagram to drink the Notorious Irishman’s whiskey, Proper 12, at the pre-fight presser, the kind of offer Khabib Nurmagomedov famously turned down due to the tenets of his Islamic faith.

Don’t worry @thenotoriousmma I’ll drink @properwhiskey at the Press Conference with ya!! Hell I’ll bring the @budweiser

McGregor responded “Sounds like a party!” in the comments. It would be highly unusual to see a Conor McGregor respecting and having fun with his opponent before a fight. He should beware, though. Friendly, relaxed Donald Cerrone is the most dangerous Donald Cerrone.


McGregor seems to be back in the gym training, as he also posted this today.

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‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, meanwhile, is doing what Cowboy does: riding a snowmobile in the great outdoors.

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Turbos and fresh tracks

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Donald Cerrone is in many ways the perfect opponent for McGregor. He’s been a model UFC fighter for years, taking on any and all opponents, no questions asked, on short notice, and beating most of them. He has well-documented weaknesses to the high-pressure style McGregor prefers, but also poses a legitimate threat on the mat. He has a name, at least among hardcore fans, and a persona that works well opposite a proven draw in McGregor.

Imagine the kind of promo video you can cut: Cerrone, riding his horse on his ranch, a light dusting of snow on the mountains; McGregor driving an Aston Martin in his suit, the city lights flashing off his sunglasses. That’s… about all you need, actually. Maybe throw in a showdown at a dusty saloon, like that old Anderson Silva vs. Steven Seagal commercial. (The outtakes were great too, by the way)


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It turns out reports of Ronda Rousey’s departure were greatly exaggerated, but she is considering taking a break to start a family.

Sweet chin music outta nowhere

I’m sure these exercises are useful and easy on the joints but Georges St. Pierre still looks silly doing them.

When you and your partner are professional fighters but also love each other

Yeah… not so sure about that one

Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane has an interesting take on motivation: she lacks it for herself, and piggybacks on others’ expectations of her to achieve greatness. Success looks different for different people.

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LONG POST IF YOU CARE TO READ I basically have been on a 5 week long vacation since my last fight and just started going back to the gym this week. Even though my body hates me right now, I’m relieved to be home and back on my routine. However, I definitely needed some motivation to bring myself in. What a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have THE WORST internal motivation. By internal motivation I mean that if I don’t have to make weight for a fight or go to a team workout, I’ll sit my ass at home and eat cookies. I hate working out. Period. Sure I’ll feel better after a hard session, but I also feel better after cleaning my house. You wanna know the reason why I even started fighting in the first place? Cause Manolo told me to. That’s right. I’m only in this position as a world champion because my coaches kept telling me what to do and I listened because I wanted to please them. THEY were my motivation. And I found out that what I need, what I thrive on is EXTERNAL motivation. I cannot bring myself to get off of the couch for a run if I don’t have a reason to. That reason could be me getting booked for a fight, me promising a teammate that I would lift with them, or even me paying for an expensive ass month long yoga membership and trying to get my money’s worth. But I know that that reason won’t come from within me, and I’m ok with that. Everyone has their different motivations for getting up and doing shit, and mine is simply because I have to, not because I want to. I’m an “obliger” and I’m fine with being on vacation until someone tells me to get off of my ass. You don’t need to have a crazy internal drive to be active or to be world champion, you just need to find ways to trick yourself into doing it. So anyway, since I’m in the gym full-time again maybe that means I have some news for you. You may even want to watch the @bellatormma fights this Saturday . P.S. I chose this picture of me from three years ago in fight shape cause some would think that wanting to look good all the time is enough motivation to workout. Nah lol. My body goes through seasons and I accept each one. I also wanted more likes. #thirstythursday #tbt #fakeabs @tc1gel

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Anthony Smith doesn’t care.

Gregor Gillespie fishing in ice-cold water

Mighty Mouse sparring with the warrior who will one day kill him

Aaron Pico thinks a win would put him in title contention, but Bellator hasn’t told him anything about future plans.

What a knockout

Great counter kick:

I really enjoy Karate Combat’s aesthetic

These guys are tired

Sonned him:

Airborn

Good contest

Great armdrag!

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Dana White: Rumors of Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor ‘Absolutely Not True’

Last week, Donald Cerrone hinted that he was ”just waiting” on Conor McGregor for a potential booking in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone? Yes, Please!

The lovable adrenaline junkie Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone managed to notch another win this past weekend at UFC Fight Night Whatever, and fresh off his armbar victory over Mike Perry, he’s already teasing a future match-up.

Can you guess who that opponent may be?

Supposedly, it’s Conor McGregor.

Obviously, this is all just talk until the contracts are signed. But… that’s not a bad match-up at all. In fact, it’s a great opportunity for both men to make some healthy cheddar while throwing down in crowd-pleasing fashion.

Because you know damn well that Cowboy isn’t going to Khabib McGregor, and ground him into oblivion. Nope, they’re going to bang.

I like this fight (if it happens, and that’s a BIG if). What do you think?

 

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Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone? Yes, Please!

The lovable adrenaline junkie Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone managed to notch another win this past weekend at UFC Fight Night Whatever, and fresh off his armbar victory over Mike Perry, he’s already teasing a future match-up.

Can you guess who that opponent may be?

Supposedly, it’s Conor McGregor.

Obviously, this is all just talk until the contracts are signed. But… that’s not a bad match-up at all. In fact, it’s a great opportunity for both men to make some healthy cheddar while throwing down in crowd-pleasing fashion.

Because you know damn well that Cowboy isn’t going to Khabib McGregor, and ground him into oblivion. Nope, they’re going to bang.

I like this fight (if it happens, and that’s a BIG if). What do you think?

 

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Just waiting on him! ”</p

Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone? Yes, Please!

The lovable adrenaline junkie Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone managed to notch another win this past weekend at UFC Fight Night Whatever, and fresh off his armbar victory over Mike Perry, he’s already teasing a future match-up.

Can you guess who that opponent may be?

Supposedly, it’s Conor McGregor.

Obviously, this is all just talk until the contracts are signed. But… that’s not a bad match-up at all. In fact, it’s a great opportunity for both men to make some healthy cheddar while throwing down in crowd-pleasing fashion.

Because you know damn well that Cowboy isn’t going to Khabib McGregor, and ground him into oblivion. Nope, they’re going to bang.

I like this fight (if it happens, and that’s a BIG if). What do you think?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Just waiting on him! ”</p

Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone? Yes, Please!

The lovable adrenaline junkie Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone managed to notch another win this past weekend at UFC Fight Night Whatever, and fresh off his armbar victory over Mike Perry, he’s already teasing a future match-up.

Can you guess who that opponent may be?

Supposedly, it’s Conor McGregor.

Obviously, this is all just talk until the contracts are signed. But… that’s not a bad match-up at all. In fact, it’s a great opportunity for both men to make some healthy cheddar while throwing down in crowd-pleasing fashion.

Because you know damn well that Cowboy isn’t going to Khabib McGregor, and ground him into oblivion. Nope, they’re going to bang.

I like this fight (if it happens, and that’s a BIG if). What do you think?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Just waiting on him! ”</p