09 Feb - 
'Cowboy' Cerrone teases Conor McGregor fight will be for interim UFC title

All signs point Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor fighting each other next, but could a UFC belt be on the line, as well?

UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie on Thursday that he would like to see former dual-UFC champ McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) return to the octagon this summer. He said “Cowboy” Cerrone (35-11 MMA, 22-8 UFC) is the frontrunner to land the fight, which appears to be of interest to both men.

Cerrone today added another layer of intrigue to the potential matchup. With UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov suspended until July and apparently planning to sit out until November, an interim title could yet again come into the fold at 155 pounds. And Cerrone appears to know something about it (via Instagram):

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Good News @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for 155 Interim Title ��vs�� @properwhiskey vs @budweiser

McGregor will not be cleared to fight until April as he’s currently serving a six-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his role in the infamous post-fight melee after his loss to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October.

Cerrone, who has the second most fights in UFC history, has said McGregor would be one of the few circumstances he would be willing to wait on the sidelines for, along with a UFC title fight. Now it appears the winningest fighter to ever grace the octagon could get both packaged in one.

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