Dana White Says Conor McGregor And Donald Cerrone Earned Their Fight
Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone have been going back and forth on Twitter. This time however, unlike their last meeting during the UFC 197 press conference, the conversation has been cordial. Cerrone, who is experiencing a career resurgence of sorts at 155 lbs, called out Conor. McGregor on the other hand, who convincingly lost to Khabib at UFC 229, said he’d be happy to dance with ‘Cowboy’.
And UFC President Dana White thinks both the fighters have earned the right to call their next shots.
Speaking with MMA Junkie earlier today, White said, “I’d like to see Conor fight this summer, those two want to fight each other; they’ve both earned it. 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.”
Cerrone defeated the previously undefeated Alex Hernandez, thus turning a corner in terms of his recent performances. Donald previously spoke about wanting to fight by April, and with Conor getting slapped with a six-month suspension retroactive to UFC 229, the Irishman would be available to fight again in the UFC by May.
And going by Dana White’s comments, we could see the brash Irishman returning to the Octagon sooner rather than later.