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Morning Report: Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone says he almost got into a fight with Jon Jones at the gym

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UFC lightweight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone discusses the time he and Jon Jones almost got into an altercation at Jackson-Winkeljohn.

Donald Cerrone isn’t kidding when he says he likes confrontation.

Since joining the UFC in 2011, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has built a reputation as one of the most fearless fighters in MMA, becoming a fan favorite based on his willingness to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. Whenever a lightweight withdraws from a scheduled bout Cerrone can usually be found volunteering to step in with his now customary response, “I know a guy.” But it seems this willingness to throw down isn’t confined only to the lightweight division.

On the most recent episode of Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen’s “The Fighter and the Kid” podcast Cerrone spoke about his penchant for confrontation and the time he and Jon Jones almost got into a fight. In the interview, Callen asks Cerrone a question about Jones’s unwillingness to embrace his inner heel and whether that affects his performance but then quickly says that he doesn’t want to put Cerrone on the spot. Cerrone replies:

“I don’t give a f*ck. Jon can come and talk to me. We have plenty of disputes all the time, him and I… We almost had at it, him and I. At Jackson’s. I spoke – this is before all the wild Jon came out – and I spoke about him being wild and he was like ‘what the f*ck, you putting me out like that?’ and I was like ‘what’s up motherf*cker?’ But that’s behind the scenes.

“What happened was all the UFC cameras were there that day and I came at Jon like, ‘what’s up?’ And he comes at me and goes, ‘Cowboy’ and puts his God hat on and got to work. He just said ‘Cowboy, I just don’t ….View full article

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