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Donald Cerrone Says Fighting At 170 Was Conor McGregor’s Idea

January 7, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Lambert
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– Donald Cerrone discussed his upcoming fight with Conor McGregor during his Amazon documentary series “More than a Cowboy.” Highlights (via MMAWeekly) are below.

On Fighting At 170: “That was Conor’s idea. We were already gearing up, trying to get down towards 155, and he said let’s do it at ’70 and I was like, ‘Done. Okay’ It never mattered to me. Weight never mattered to me either. The only problem me fighting when I was up at [170 pounds] are those guys are big. Big, big. I’m like 177 right now, 178, and that’s like eating whatever I want. I think he wants to enjoy the holidays with his family and eat and drink, get in there and have fun, so I don’t blame him. Why not? He just took the edge off. A lot of cutting that weight, making it to fight week is just battling the weight cut, but now we get to go in there and have fun. Oh, man. Thank you!”

On Taking Risks Before Fights: “I’d be one miserable son of a b**ch if all I had to do was wake up and train. Go to bed, think about training, that would drive me through the roof. When you’re out on those mountain bikes or you’re out playing paintball and we’re shooting the guns and we’re riding the horses, riding the snowmobiles; it’s just a release. You just let everything else go and you just focus on that one moment or that thing that you’re doing, then we come back and we train and we keep playing harder.”