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Donald Cerrone Would Rather Fight for Free Than be Paid to Take a Dive Against Conor McGregor

December 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Donald Cerrone addressed a rumor claiming he’d receive a massive payday from the UFC to “bow down” to Conor McGregor for their scheduled welterweight contest at UFC 246 next month. Below are some highlights. The fight will be held on January 18, 2020 at the T-Mobile Arena.

Donald Cerrone on the rumor he’d take a dive for McGregor: “Hell no, I’m not bowing down. There’s a bunch of sh*t going around, people keep telling me ‘I heard you’re getting paid to take a dive.’ There wouldn’t be enough money in the world for someone to pay me to take a dive. I could never look myself in the mirror if somebody paid me to take a dive. Sh*t, never happen. I’d rather fight for free than take money to f*cking lose. That’s not me. I’m going to fight my ass off like I do every time.”

Cerrone on his place in the rankings: “I’m still No. 4 or 5 or whatever the hell I am. It’s not like I’m getting beat up by bums, somewhere down there getting tumbleweeded in the rankings pool. I don’t know where I’m sitting but I’m still at the top of the list.”

On his expectations from Conor McGregor: “I expect the best Conor you guys have ever seen. I really do. He has so many doubters and questions that he needs to answer. I think he’s training extra hard, he’s coming and I think he’s going to be the best Conor you have ever seen.”