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Donald Cerrone Sounds Off On Those Doubting Him

For Donald Cerrone, his UFC 246 bout with Conor McGregor offers him the chance to silence any doubters left out there on his resume.

Donald Cerrone has become somewhat the forgotten man ahead of Saturday’s UFC 246 card.

And “Cowboy” is embracing that role.

Cerrone will face Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 246 from Las Vegas at welterweight. And for the former title contender, he knows this is his chance to prove all those doubters wrong.

“He’s the two-time, belt-holding champ, so you could definitely say this is, to date, the toughest battle,” Cerrone said during a special pre-fight press conference (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “I’m stoked, man, because this is, ‘Cowboy, can you fight the big fight? You never make it on the big fight.’ Well (expletive) here’s the biggest one. Let’s see.”

The 36-year-old Cerrone has lost his last two, falling to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. He owns 36 career wins over 50 matches, including 17 by submission and 10 more via knockout.

“For all you analysts and experts that are out there asking these questions, you would be (expletive) stupid to think this man doesn’t have a wrestling defense, or some kind of grappling defense, so for me to just walk in and just go, ‘Oh, I’m going to take him down and submit him,’ get a (expletive) real life, man,” Cerrone said. “We’re going to go there and fight our asses off. That’s what’s going to happen.”

UFC 246: McGregor Vs. Cowboy

MAIN CARD (ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)

Welterweight: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone

Female Bantamweight: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington

Heavyweight: Aleksei Olenik vs. Maurice Greene

Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso

Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Carlos Diego Ferreria

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2)

Female Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Maycee Barber

Featherweight: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff

Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs. Askar Askarov

Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)

Light Heavyweight: Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet

Female Flyweight: Sabina Mazo vs. JJ Aldrich

Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne

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