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Morning Report: Donald Cerrone looking forward to run-in with Bobby Green, defends Alistair Overeem as a teammate

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UFC lightweight Bobby Green may have lost his UFC 178 booking with Donald Cerrone, but he made sure he’ll get his shot at ‘Cowboy’ sooner than later. Alleging to bear witness to Cerrone taking part in racist and inappropriate behavior at a UFC fan expo, Green told Ariel Helwani that Cerrone was ‘groping every woman in his line.’ The things he said, I mean, that was two years ago, Cerrone told Sherdog.com. Groping women? Why hadn’t any of this ever come out?

 

Why wouldn’t a fan have filed a lawsuit or said, ‘Yo, Cowboy’s over here groping my wife!’ Come on. Or racist comments. I have three black guys that live with me so if I was racist I couldn’t even believe I’d let someone like that live with me. It’s just funny to me, but whatever. If the fans want to believe him, go ahead. If you take Bobby Green’s word, a guy who just wants to say dumb comments, whatever. I’ve got nothing to say to the guy other than, ‘One day, I’ll see you, Bobby Green.

 

Twitter beef to me means nothing, but one day I’ll see you and I know what I’ll do.’ Cerrone was also quick to defend his new Jackson’s MMA stablemate, former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem. Overeem has taken quite a bit of flak for injuring UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones during a wrestling practice in August. Jones was forced to withdraw from his Sept. 27 title bout with Daniel Cormier and underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

 

I’ve always been a fan of Alistair, even before he came here, said Cerrone. Once he came here I was pumped. Super nice guy. Takes us out to dinner, chills, plays frisbee with us. It’s just, he’s a big-ass dude. When there’s a big-ass dude, injuries happen. It was totally not intentional. He doesn’t mean to go out there and hurt people. You see him sparring and like I said, you throw a knee with a big dude or get kicked in the rib, it’s going to hurt. Nah, none of it’s intentional.

 

I like Alistair a lot and I’ll stand up and back him up as a team should. Great dude. 5 MUST-READ STORIES Scrum. Dana White recaps UFC 177, explains why he’s not paying Renan Barao, talks Ben Askren, Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey, and much more. Post-show. Ariel Helwani, Dave Meltzer, and Dave Doyle break down the top storylines coming out of UFC 177. Aftermath. Dave Doyle gives his take on Dillashaw’s ‘no-win scenario,’ who he’d like to see him fight next and whose stock is rising and falling. Grudge. Dana White doesn’t rule out Ben Akren getting a chance to fight in the UFC. If he keeps winning, he can get a shot over here. ‘His body really needs some rest.’ Barao’s coach and manager Andre Pederneiras doesn’t think the former champion needs to move to featherweight, just more time off between fights. 

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