Both McGregor and Cerrone made some cracks about PETA during the UFC 246 Press Conference earlier this week, which lead to the following response from PETA:
Hi @TheNotoriousMMA and @CowboyCerrone!— PETA (@peta) January 16, 2020
You’re right! We ARE here—to remind you that only COWARDS would brag about wearing an animal who was likely beaten & skinned alive.
Why don’t you knock out your insecurities and only wear your OWN skin? https://t.co/e6jCY9x7IZ
While no response to PETA has been issued by McGregor, a statement would be given to MMA Junkie by “Cowboy:”
“Man, I guess if killing humans was legal I could probably wear a bad-ass human jacket. I got a white buffalo at home, PETA. And when she crokes, I’m going to wear a (expletive) (expletive)ass white buffalo cape one of these days. At the ranch I have a lot of animals: turkeys, goats, chickens, pigs. We kill them and butcher them, and we eat them all ourselves, man. We use every bit of them. So it’s not like – I don’t just go down to the store and buy beef. We raise it and kill it and eat it. So, if there’s something inhumane or unjust about killing beef for my own sake, PETA, you’re (expletive) up. Granted, I didn’t kill the snake or raise the snake to build a python jacket, but goddammit it was (expletive) cool, so I had to wear to it.”
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.