Dana White Blasts Fans Saying Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone Was Rigged

Published 01/19/2020, 4:44 AM EST


UFC 246 was a mind blowing start for UFC. Donald Cerrone came face to face against Conor McGregor at 170. McGregor looked incredible, connected a brutal high-kick, punches and vicious shoulder shrugs. Donald Cerrone landed zero strikes in the entire fight, making it the first time in his career. Conor picked up another first-round victory and sent a message across the welterweight and lightweight division.

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Dana White also rubbished any claims of critics and fans speculating if the fight was rigged. Earlier today, Nate Diaz sent out a series of tweets after Conor knocked out Cerrone in the first round. See the tweet below.

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The tweet has gone viral on Twitter, and many MMA fans have come out and said that the UFC 246 main event was fixed. While that’s a very wild accusation, it could have been due to the disappointing fight we witnessed on McGregor’s return. Cerrone and McGregor promised a war, however, the fight only lasted for 40 seconds, in one of the shortest victories in UFC PPV. 

“I know that there are always critics. And there is always somebody who has an opinion. People are gonna say Cowboy was shot, which is total bullshit. Conor McGregor came out, he looked fast, he hit hard, he had a gameplan, and he finished a real tough kid who came to win.”

Dana White praised Conor McGregor has his brilliant performance against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. McGregor took the arena by storm as he knocked out Donald Cerrone in the first round, to announce his return to the octagon. He also rubbished any claims which said that the fight was fixed.

“I was blown away. He looked unbelievable.”

Donald Cerrone’s future?

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With this fight, Donald Cerrone picked up his third consecutive defeat via TKO. It will be interesting to see where he goes next, considering this fight happened at welterweight. McGregor’s has shown more interest in fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, than anybody else across the lightweight and welterweight division. However, Cerrone might look to make a jump back to the lightweight division, and look for other interesting match-ups ahead. 

What’s next for Conor McGregor?

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Conor McGregor and Dana White both agree that a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov is the next ideal option. However, only time will tell if Conor will come inside the octagon once again before the ultimate showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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