Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone delivered one of the best staredowns during Las Vegas’ “Go Big” press conference on Sept. 4, and the UFC lightweight champion finally revealed what he said to his next opponent during the staredown.
“He said to me to stay healthy, and I told him ‘you too’. And he told me to stop talking shit, but I’m not talking shit,” dos Anjos said during Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “He’s been talking shit. He’s making accusations. I just said ‘man, you’re not gonna get any closer to this belt than now’. That’s what I told him. And then I put the belt on my shoulder and I told him ‘you’re not gonna get any closer to this belt’.”
dos Anjos defeated Cerrone via unanimous decision in 2013, and he’s not impressed by Cerrone’s eight-fight winning streak. In fact, the UFC champion believes “Cowboy” will choke at UFC on FOX 17.
“Of course,” he said when asked if he believes Cerrone chokes in big fights. “He knows that.”
“I think he’s still the same guy,” he continued. “It’s like a good soccer player when they are on the final and they have a penalty kick ….View original article