Conor McGregor praises Donald Cerrone for his win at UFC Brooklyn

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In the midst of his rivalries with the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz, another UFC fighter has caught the attention of Conor McGregor this weekend.

At UFC Brooklyn on Saturday night, during the preliminaries before the main card, Donald Cerrone fought against Alexander Hernandez in a lightweight clash. 

The Cowboy was able to defeat The Great via TKO with strikes in the second round. The win earned him Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night bonuses, which were $50,000 each.

This was the 35-year-old's first lightweight bout since December 2015, but now he wants to move on to an even bigger fight.

Before UFC Brooklyn, Cerrone had stated that he wanted to meet McGregor inside the Octagon, and following his win, he reiterated that he’s still chasing the fight.

Well, it seems as though he just might get it, as the former lightweight and featherweight champion issued a response on Twitter.

He said: "For a fight like that Donald, I’ll fight you. Congratulations."

The Cowboy has the attention of Notorious. Now it's a case of getting him to sign a contract in order for the fight to be booked.

Unsurprisingly, many UFC fans would love to see McGregor vs Cerrone happen, as they're two of the most beloved fighters in the promotion.

McGregor last competed in the UFC when he fought and lost against Khabib for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 229 last October, losing via submission in the fourth round.

Following Saturday's victory, Cerrone is now on a two-fight win streak after previously submitting Mike Perry at UFC Denver in November. The 35-year-old’s last loss happened in June 2018, when Leon Edwards defeated him via unanimous decision at UFC Singapore.

Conor McGregor praises Donald Cerrone for his win at UFC Brooklyn

UFC fans will have to wait until McGregor has his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on January 29 before they find out who he will fight next.

The Irishman's hearing with the NSAC is due to his post-fight brawl at UFC 229 with members of Khabib's team.

Once that's sorted, it looks like Notorious will have plenty of options on the table for his next fight, with The Cowboy being one of them.

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