“Donald Cerrone of the old would never have lost to Conor McGregor in 40 seconds,” says Daniel Cormier

The former UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier believes that Cowboy Cerrone in his prime would never lose to Conor in 40 seconds.

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Daniel Cormier, Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone

UFC 257 is just around the corner with ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor making his much-awaited comeback inside the Octagon against Dustin Poirier. Conor is coming in this fight with a 40 seconds knockout win against Donald Cerrone.

The UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier believes that Cowboy’s loss is due to the hype surrounding Conor McGregor. During his recent interview, Cormier shared his thoughts about what happened in the Cowboy fight.

Cormier says, “The reality is, Donald Cerrone of the old would never have lost to Conor McGregor in 40 seconds, there was a time when Donald Cerrone said he was too small to fight at lightweight. He beat him up at welterweight.”

“Even for a longtime veteran like ‘Cowboy’, the appeal of Conor McGregor got to him. “You’ve got to be talking about ‘Cowboy’ because I don’t think the guys that he’s going to fight going forward will ever feel like, ‘Oh, the victory is already had,”

“I’m in here with Conor McGregor.’ Because when you’re in there with Conor, he’s trying to beat you. He ain’t trying to let you win. He’s trying to knock your head off.”

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have a tense staredown ahead of UFC 257

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Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor

The rematch that took 6 years in making Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier is getting intense day by day. There isn’t much bad blood between both these fighters this time but the dedication to win is still there.

UFC 257’s press conference went pretty smoothly with both Conor and Dustin answering every question by showing mutual respect to each other. At the staredown, after the final weigh-in, the things get a little intense between both of these.

We’re just a few hours away to find out who’ll emerge victorious in this high voltage contest.

Also Read: “I used to care too much. I don’t care. That’s a superpower,” Dustin Poirier reveals his superpower moving into the fight at UFC 257

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