Donald Cerrone wants to make more history in Saturday’s showdown with Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
‘Cowboy’ has had more fights, wins and bonuses than any of his rivals in UFC history.
Cerrone, 36, is looking to extend those records when he locks horns with McGregor in a welterweight clash at UFC 246 at the weekend.
He said: “Another bonus, another knockout, another submission, another fight, another win. F*****g rack them up, we’re coming for them.”
McGregor has not fought since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 back in October 2018.
Cerrone was preferred to Justin Gaethje by the UFC for McGregor’s comeback fight, and insists he fully deserves his shot.
“If you look at the roster and see who damn well deserves this fight, it’s me,” he said. “F*****g God damn, I put the time in, put the effort in.”
The Denver native admits he wants to create a legacy, adding: “I want people to say, ‘That son of a b***h is the hardest-working, blue-collar American I’ve ever seen fight. I want to watch him because he fights with purpose and a reason.’
“I’m f*****g fighting for everybody, man. This is what I love to do. There’s no other job I’d rather do. I’m doing it, I’m living it and I’m here.”
McGregor is in bullish mood ahead of his return and predicted he will stop Cerrone – and that it may happen in the opening rounds.
“I’m going to go in there and do what I want and put on a show for the fans,” he said.
“Long may the opponents continue to come and I’ll continue to knock them down.”