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Conor McGregor Accepts 'Cowboy' Cerrone's Call-Out Following TKO Victory

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2019
Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA

For a fight like that Donald, I’ll fight you. Congratulations.

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone pieced up and finished No. 11 lightweight contender Alexander Hernandez at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday and then called out Conor McGregor.

Chamatkar Sandhu @SandhuMMA

Donald Cerrone: "It feels good to be back at 155lbs... I want top 5. I even want Conor (McGregor) if he'll agree to it." #UFCBrooklyn

Within just a few minutes, McGregor tweeted out that he would accept that fight.

Cerrone vs. McGregor would be a perfect return bout for McGregor following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Cerrone is a notable name in the division with a style that has excited fans for years. He is the right fighter, stylistically, to be opposite McGregor.

UFC @ufc

🎶 Allow me to reintroduce myself 🎶 Lightweight division, @CowboyCerrone is BACK!! #UFCBrooklyn https://t.co/w8ogcFcdd3

The longtime lightweight veteran has failed in his bids for WEC and UFC gold each time out. Getting a headlining fight against McGregor not only would help him get one last shot at gold but also is a signature bout he has earned through years of short-notice fights and incredible performances.

If the UFC can get this deal done, Cerrone vs. McGregor instantly becomes one of the biggest can't-miss fights of 2019.

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