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Donald Cerrone was ‘p-ssed off’ by UFC 238 negotiations for Tony Ferguson fight

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Donald Cerrone reveals his frustration with the UFC over his booking against Tony Ferguson at UFC 238.

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As one of the most active fighters on the roster, fan favorite Donald Cerrone didn’t hesitate to say ‘yes’ when the UFC called him about a potential lightweight showdown with Tony Ferguson at UFC 238.

According to ‘Cowboy’, however, it took a little longer for ‘El Cucuy’ to fulfil his end of the bargain.

Speaking to MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn in a recent interview, Cerrone revealed how the UFC really ‘p-ssed’ him off by leaving him in limbo during negotiations for UFC 238.

“There wasn’t really any convincing that had to go on (for me),” Cerrone said. “More or less the UFC called me and asked me if I wanted to fight and I said yes, then it took two or three days for Tony to agree to the fight, which really pissed me off because the UFC called me and offered to me and left me in his limbo. “I keep calling like, ‘Dana (White), I’m on (expletive) vacation. Can I drink beer and eat guacamole, or do you want me to go (expletive) run on the beach? Because this in-between, I don’t know what’s going on, is (expletive) bull(expletive).’ So Tony took long figuring it out.”

Cerrone speculates that Ferguson was so hesitant to accept the fight due to the risks involved. The former interim lightweight champ is on a whopping eleven-fight win streak and a win over Cerrone doesn’t do much to elevate his standing in the division.

“I don’t think he wanted to have to fight again other than a title fight,” Cerrone said. “I think he believes he deserves a shot, so for him fighting someone like me is super dangerous. Why would he want to put himself at risk of (losing) a title shot? Especially fighting a (expletive) killer. But I don’t give a (expletive). That’s the difference between me. I’ll fight anybody. So I’ve got to beat them all anyway.”

Cerrone, who is on a three-fight win streak of his own, will take on Ferguson at the upcoming UFC 238 pay-per-view on June 8 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event is headlined by a bantamweight title bout between reigning flyweight champ Henry Cejudo and top bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes.