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“Cowboy” Cerrone has unexpected reaction to Conor McGregor controversies

"Anything he does people want to blow up and make a big deal about it..."

You wont be able to get Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone to say anything harsh about Conor McGregor or his recent controversies.

While the Irish superstar has become intertwined with a string of controversial happenings. From reports of an illegitimate child, to sexual assault allegations and of course the infamous pub assault, McGregor has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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While this would make McGregor an easy target for future opponents in trash talk. Despite this, Cerrone has vowed to take the high route, as he’s not the trash-talking type to begin with. He says that McGregor’s controversies neither concern or interest him.

“I’m not going to talk badly about him,” Cerrone said in an interview with MMA Junkie. “I don’t really care. He does his life and whatever he wants to do he can. I’m just as wild and crazy as him, but in a different way. The media keep asking me, ‘What do you think of the trouble he gets in?’ The guy lives under a microscope. Anything he does people want to blow up and make a big deal about it. That’s his life. I would never even dig at something like that. Hell, no.

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“Only goddamn thing I’m talking about is fighting only. Anything outside of it – that’s you. You do what you want to do. You want to meet me in the cage and fight – fighting that’s a whole different thing – but I’m not going to bring up anything from the past or anything he’s done outside the octagon. What the dude has done inside of the cage, and what he’s done for the sport is amazing. I’m honoured to fight a guy like him and it’s going to be one hell of a battle and I’m looking forward to it.”

Both fighters are in big need of a win at UFC 246, January 18th. Cerrone has lost is past two fights via T/KO, most recently a loss to Justin Gaethje. McGregor has been out of the cage for over a year now. Many in the MMA community have undoubtedly been looking forward to seeing McGregor’s name in fight-related headlines instead of other issues. His last fight in the UFC ended in a submission loss to arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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