Dana White Shocked By The Level Of Disrespect Shown To Donald Cerrone Ahead of UFC 246

Donald Cerrone and former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor will battle in a few weeks in the main event of UFC 246.

A lot of people are picking McGregor to steamroll past Cerrone and UFC President Dana White is shocked by the disrespect shown to Cerrone ahead of the bout.

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“The level of disrespect being shown to ‘Cowboy’ through this whole thing...apparently people forgot [how good he is]. ‘Cowboy’ has lost two in a row. But ‘Cowboy’ has lost two in a row and gone on unbelievable runs. So let’s not count ‘Cowboy’ out,” says White to ESPN (via Chisanga Malata of Express.UK). 

Cerrone is entering the bout while riding a two fight losing streak, but McGregor hasn’t picked up a victory in over three years.

White is also shocked that there are people out there that are listening to what is being said about Cerrone.

“Nobody is disappointed about Cerrone, I promise you that. I guarantee you it will be the biggest bar business - etc, etc. [It’s] a crock of s**t to say anybody is disappointed about Conor versus Cerrone. Crock of s**t. Crock of s**t. If you look at the way we do our matchmaking, Conor lost his last fight. And Cerrone lost his last fight. These are two top-five guys fighting each other. Don’t listen to the bulls**t,” says White.

UFC 246 takes place on Saturday, January 18 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow. 

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