Donald Cerrone has launched stinging criticism at Conor McGregor for turning down a fight in April

Donald Cerrone has called-out Conor McGregor

After the events of UFC 229, Conor McGregor has to sit on the sidelines until April due to a six-month suspension slapped on him by Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Since the suspension, McGregor's been living life to the max, being pictured at events like the SuperBowl and posting pictures on Instagram of private jets.

Interesting he also quoted a tweet this week of a clip from his boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather, and stated that 'a rematch will be interesting no doubt'.

Everyone knows McGregor wants the big money fights and another scrap inside the four-sided ring would make millions, but MMA is his prime sport and you'd imagine the goal is to reclaim the Lightweight title.

For some time it looked as though McGregor's return fight would be against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, who has returned to the lightweight division and is ranked number nine.

But Joe Rogan let it slip this week that McGregor turned down that particular matchup because the UFC wanted it as a 'co-main event' as it's not a title fight, and they like to have a main event with something on offer.

Conor being Conor wants to be the main attraction and you can kind of understand why he's decided to reject it, but it's left Cerrone an angry man, possibly because he knew a McGregor fight would give him the biggest payday of his career.

Donald Cerrone has hit out at Conor McGregor for turning down a fight planned for April

"Conor won't fight unless it's a main event," Cerrone told ESPN.

"I don't know if it's an ego thing or a status thing for him. I don't give a s***. I'll fight anyone, anywhere, and I stand by that all the time.

"I guess he's a prima donna and only takes main event spots. I don't know.

"We were all waiting on Conor for April, and he said he wasn't ready.

"I don't know how in one breath you can say, 'I'll fight anyone, anytime, anywhere,' and the next one say, 'I'm not ready for that one.'

"I'm more annoyed that he went radio silent after putting it out. I get it, you want to stay relevant by putting it out there, but then you can't go radio silent. Sack up, b****. Sign the f***ing paper."

McGregor may now sit out for much of 2019 and wait for Khabib Nurmagomedov to return for a rematch

It looks as though McGregor is willing to sit out until November, which is when Khabib Nurmagomedov is planning on returning, but he will have to deal with an interim champion upon his comeback, with Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier fighting for that title.

Cerrone meanwhile could be facing Al Iaquinta next if the UFC get their way, and with Cowboy's stance of fighting 'anyone, anywhere' it looks likely that it will happen.

But he will be left thinking what could have been as the McGregor talks ultimately came to nothing.

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