UFC on FOX 23: Donald Cerrone Doesn’t “Even Remember” Training With Jorge Masvidal, Concedes Latter Likely Out Wrestled Him
By FCF Staff
Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal will fight this Saturday at UFC on FOX 23, following call-outs from the latter, but “Cowboy’ doesn’t understand why “Gamebred’s” upset with him.
The welterweights appeared on the latest “UFC Tonight“, and Masvidal claimed that on two occasions, Cerrone was awarded bouts with contenders that were initially offered to him. In response to Masvidal’s comments, the Jackson – Wink fighter said the following (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“I don’t understand. It’s not my fault when the UFC is looking for a last-minute replacement and his name isn’t in the raffle to come up when they need short-notice fighters? Maybe you need to win more fights. The only reason he has the fight is I called Dana three times to get this fight. You’re welcome, you get your paycheck.”
Cerrone was also asked to comment on his previous training sessions he had with Masvidal, and whether the latter out wrestled him. The charismatic veteran responded by saying:
“I don’t even remember the dude. I don’t remember training with him. I’m a terrible wrestler. I’m sure he took me down. That’s probably true.”
Masvidal is coming off consecutive victories over Ross Pearson and Jake Ellenberger, while Cerrone has won four in a row since he moved to the welterweight division.
UFC on FOX 23 will take place in Denver, Colorado.