“If You’re Not Watching This Fight, Then F*ck You.”
These were the words spoken by the man at a recent press conference who’s slated to fight against his old friend Robbie Lawler on July the 8th.
“I’m f*cking pumped, It’s going to be exciting, you know? I don’t even know why they need me to keep selling this fight, it’s already, if you’re not a f*cking MMA fan and watching this fight, then f*ck you.”
Hard to argue with him as this fight is truly a fight for the ages. With two well known strikers going toe to toe this fight sells itself. All you need to see is these two names with ‘vs’ between them and you get those butterflies of excitement in your stomach.
This fight was meant to happen at UFC 205, but Lawler had to withdraw to medical issues. These medical issues were rumoured to have been affecting his brain and mental health and after the wars he’s been in the last couple of years it’s completely understandable. Cerrone was the first one to find out Lawler was unable to compete as Lawler himself phoned Cerrone to let him know.
“This is a fight that I think everyone’s going to want to see,” Cerrone said. “It’s like a fighter’s fight, you know? Two old-school boys getting down, I gotta say, my mentality was it doesn’t matter who they give me. I just got my ass whipped, coming off a hard fight, and now I’ve got another one. It’s good, man. It’s awesome. I’m looking forward to it.”
“I don’t think you have to gas this up, Cerrone said. “We’re already full tanks, man. You know, Robbie’s old school. He’s been around forever, so have I. Someone’s going to lose, but I don’t think Robbie looks like at it like that and neither do I.”
“I’m going to fight, fight one of the best brawlers in the standup, f*cking throw down and put on a show,” Cerrone said. “This fight’s for me. This is what I love, there’s no place I’d rather be than in that motherf**ker. And then throwing down with one of the greatest? C’mon. I’m loving it, every minute of it.”
“Some people are like born, and their sole purpose is they love the belt, that’s their mission in life,” he said. “Me? I enjoy having fun and doing what I love. Fighting is just something I do, man, it’s not who I am. It doesn’t complete me. So the end of the day if I get the belt, f*cking great. If I don’t, I had such a good run and I love it. There’s literally no place I’d rather be July 8 then in the fucking ring throwing down. I love it. It’s my passion. So for me, it’s the highest pinnacle of my life, It’s my passion, doing what I love every f*cking day. People are like, Cowboy, you should probably quit drinking, you should probably quit partying. I’m like no, f*ck you all, I’m doing it my way. This is what I want to do.”
With these two fighters currently in fight camp getting ready for war, who are you picking?