Donald Cerrone wants to fight Conor McGregor, UFC President Dana White wants to see Cowboy battle the Notorious and the Irishman has also displayed an interest in battling the lightweight star.
All of the pieces seem to be falling into place for McGregor's return to the Octagon, that is until his suspension is in the books following the fallout from his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2018.
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His suspension only lasts until April, although White has already explained that McGregor won't be fighting that month.
Based on what Cerrone has posted this week, it suggests that the UFC is eager to make the fight happen. In fact, he's claiming that his fight with McGregor will be for the interim lightweight championship, the title The Eagle currently holds but won't be able to defend for quite some time.
Cerrone posted on social media: "Good News @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for 155 Interim Title @properwhiskey vs Budweiser."
The UFC is yet to announce anything official and it's unclear how accurate Cerrone's statement is, with many speculating that Cerrone is just drumming up interest, primarily because White himself has stated on several occasions that Tony Ferguson is the rightful contender for the 155 lbs championship.
However, Cerrone has continued to reiterate that the fight is expected to happen as he appeared as a guest fighter at the UFC 234 fan Q&A session in Melbourne, Australia, where he spoke more in-depth about the possible bout.
Cerrone explained that the McGregor fight is definitely happening in 2019, around summertime. He then channelled his inner Mystic Mac and predicted that he'd knock the former champ-champ out in the second round with a head kick.
He said: "This is a fight that I think everyone is going to love.
"I’m very excited to be involved with him. How am I going to beat him? I’m going to go out there and give it hell, like I always do. It’s definitely going to be this year. This summer, I think.
"I’m just going to go out there and fight my ass off. I really am. I’m going to stand and fight him. I’m not going to try to wrestle him. I’m going to stand and give you all what you want to see.
While many will welcome the fight, it'll come as no surprise to see some backlash, especially since a lot of fans believe Dustin Poirier and El Cucuy are rightfully the next in line in the lightweight championship queue.
Then again, the UFC is big on creating interim titles from nowhere.
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