UFC Fight Night 151 | 'Cowboy' Donald Cerrone talks about a title shot, Conor McGregor and more | Sportskeeda Exclusive
UFC Fight Night Ottawa is here, and the main event is sure to be a barn-burner.
'Raging' Al Iaquinta is set to spar against 'Cowboy' Donald Cerrone. Donald Cerrone has been on an extremely good run lately and reckons that he is ready for a Title shot. Read on to know what he has to say about his coming fight at UFC Fight Night 151 and his missed fight with Conor McGregor.
I was able to catch up to 'Cowboy' Donald Cerrone before the fight and pose a few questions before him.
Catch UFC Fight Night 151 in Ottawa live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD at 5:30 AM on the 5th of May.
Q. There was a lot of smoke for the Conor McGregor fight a while back but that seems to have died down completely. Why is that?
CDC: I wish he (Conor McGregor) would have pulled the trigger and we made that happen. But it is what it is.
Q. You’re the record holder for the most number of wins in the UFC today. If you call it a day on your career right this moment, would you have any regrets?
CDC: Just the Conor fight. I wish he would have pulled the trigger and we made that happen. But it is what it is.
Q. What has the preparation been like for your fight against Al Iaquinta?
CDC: Same as any fight. Nothing extra, or exciting. Just training and having fun.
Q. If you get past Raging Al Iaquinta in convincing fashion, who do you want to fight next?
CDC: I’m on a title run, so the sooner I can get a shot the better.
Q. Your recent fights have seen you almost rejuvenated. Is there something that you’re doing differently?
CDC: Just sticking to what works.
Q. Fans love you for the fact that you fight frequently and you fight anyone. But are you thinking of being more choosy with your opponents now that you are, potentially, a couple of fights away from a title shot?
CDC: No, as soon as I get this title, other 155ers better be ready, because I’m running as fast as I can. As soon as I get the belt, we’re going to have an active champ. It’s going to be fun.
Q. Will you continue to fight at Lightweight in the future? Are you comfortable at this weight?
CDC: Staying at lightweight.