Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor said via Twitter after the bout that he would be willing to fight Cerrone, which is a cool opportunity according to “Cowboy.”
“That’d be cool,” he told reporters after the event (via MMA Junkie). “I hope the fight goes through. I can’t get my hopes up.”
McGregor hasn’t fought since UFC 229, when he suffered a fourth round submission loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Cerrone is willing to fight McGregor in just a few months and is also ready to have the fight in McGregor’s home country of Ireland.
“March, April, May – the sun’s out,” Cerrone said. “I can bring my boat and RV to (Las) Vegas. I’m sure it will be in Vegas, or Ireland. (Expletive) yeah. Let’s go.”
It may be a while before McGregor fights any opponent, as he and Nurmagomedov are still awaiting punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for their roles in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. There are currently no UFC events scheduled in the country of Ireland at this point in time.
UFC President Dana White would also comment on the possibility of McGregor versus Cerrone and it looks like he may be on board.
“Yeah, I mean anything is possible,” White said at the UFC Fight Night Brooklyn post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). “If those guys want that and the fans want to see it, that’s what I do.”