Donald Cerrone Claims Nate Diaz Willing To Fight Him at 185 Pounds

By Nathan Zur Mar 11, 2019


With Donald Cerrone’s once-rumored fight against Irish superstar Conor McGregor all but gone, the 35-year-old is looking at other potential opponents, and among the leading candidates is a familiar name.

Cerrone made it clear he wanted his next opponent to be against McGregor, with “The Notorious” also seeming open to the idea. The pair had exchanged messages over social media with even Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White giving the green light to the matchup. However, the fight has apparently collapsed with rumors that the UFC wanted the bout to be the co-main event rather than the headliner.

It seems Cerrone is on the lookout for another opponent as reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, who said Cerrone was in discussions with Nate Diaz about a rematch -- this time at 185 pounds. Okamoto tweeted the following transcription of the conversation according to Cerrone:

“Exchange at UFC 235 last weekend, per Cowboy Cerrone.

Cowboy: Nate, when you fighting again?

Diaz: It’s not me. UFC doing it.

Cowboy: Well, just so you know, I’ll fight you.

Diaz: S—. We’ll do it at 185. I’m done cutting weight.

Cowboy: Okay.”

Diaz came out victorious in their previous meeting way back at UFC 141 in 2011 via a dominant unanimous decision in a fight in which “Cowboy” looked lethargic. The 33-year-old Diaz hasn’t fought since his record-breaking second fight against McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016.

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