This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
04:08

USA: Cerrone slams PETA after clothing criticism ahead of McGregor clash

United States, Las Vegas
January 17, 2020 at 07:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

US MMA fighter Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone responded forcefully to criticism from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group, while taking part in the UFC's 'Ultimate Media Day' in Las Vegas on Thursday, ahead of his clash with Conor 'Notorious' McGregor on Saturday night.

Cerrone referenced recent criticism from the PETA over the snakeskin jacket he wore at his last press conference, joking that "if killing humans was legal, I could probably wear a badass human jacket."

"I got a white buffalo at home PETA and when she croaks, I'm going to wear a bitching ass, fucking legendary white buffalo cape," he continued.

The US fighter also discussed raising and butchering animals on his ranch, saying that if there was "something inhumane and unjust about raising and killing my own meat, for my own sake, PETA you're fucked up."

"Granted I didn't kill the snake or raise the snake to build a python jacket but god damn it was fucking cool so I had to wear it," Cerrone concluded.

McGregor commented that it was "good to be back," adding that he was "coming with all my intent and all my skills to put Donald away."

McGregor, one of the sport's biggest names, will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since October 2018 when he lost to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov following a fourth round submission.

Five months after the loss, McGregor announced his official retirement from the sport but made a U-turn to take up Cowboy's offer of a welterweight clash.

Denver-born Cerrone is a strong underdog for the bout but is some 10cm (2.5in) taller than the Irishman and has fought in twice as many fights (50:25) so he will be hoping to make his size and experience count.

McGregor vs. Cowboy is set to take place at UFC 246 in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night (03:00 GMT Sunday) in front of a 20,000-strong crowd."

04:08
Restrictions

NO SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE

No Account? Sign up!
Description

US MMA fighter Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone responded forcefully to criticism from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group, while taking part in the UFC's 'Ultimate Media Day' in Las Vegas on Thursday, ahead of his clash with Conor 'Notorious' McGregor on Saturday night.

Cerrone referenced recent criticism from the PETA over the snakeskin jacket he wore at his last press conference, joking that "if killing humans was legal, I could probably wear a badass human jacket."

"I got a white buffalo at home PETA and when she croaks, I'm going to wear a bitching ass, fucking legendary white buffalo cape," he continued.

The US fighter also discussed raising and butchering animals on his ranch, saying that if there was "something inhumane and unjust about raising and killing my own meat, for my own sake, PETA you're fucked up."

"Granted I didn't kill the snake or raise the snake to build a python jacket but god damn it was fucking cool so I had to wear it," Cerrone concluded.

McGregor commented that it was "good to be back," adding that he was "coming with all my intent and all my skills to put Donald away."

McGregor, one of the sport's biggest names, will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since October 2018 when he lost to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov following a fourth round submission.

Five months after the loss, McGregor announced his official retirement from the sport but made a U-turn to take up Cowboy's offer of a welterweight clash.

Denver-born Cerrone is a strong underdog for the bout but is some 10cm (2.5in) taller than the Irishman and has fought in twice as many fights (50:25) so he will be hoping to make his size and experience count.

McGregor vs. Cowboy is set to take place at UFC 246 in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night (03:00 GMT Sunday) in front of a 20,000-strong crowd."

Trending
Top downloads in last 24 hours
View all videos
00:24
See the moment Russian woman miraculously dodges out-of-control car
April 09 at 00:34 GMT +00:00
01:36
Turkey: Construction begins on coronavirus field hospital at Ataturk Airport
April 08 at 16:51 GMT +00:00
04:01
Afghanistan: Girls Robotics Team builds ventilator-like device from car parts
April 08 at 17:58 GMT +00:00
02:51
Iran: Rouhani presses for IMF loan, warns against US 'medical terrorism'
April 08 at 12:27 GMT +00:00
02:57
France: Paris imposes new time restrictions for outdoor sports amid coronavirus lockdown
April 08 at 15:44 GMT +00:00
01:29
UK: Graves prepared as contingency measure at Manchester cemetery
April 08 at 17:09 GMT +00:00
00:41
China: Wuhan locals book into hairdressers as lockdown eases
April 08 at 21:09 GMT +00:00
03:24
Indian 'coronavirus car' hits the road to raise awareness during lockdown
April 08 at 18:07 GMT +00:00
00:57
USA: Funeral services overwhelmed as coronavirus deaths top 4,000 in NYC
April 08 at 18:27 GMT +00:00
01:20
Italy: Two drivers injured as bridge collapses in town of Albiano Magra
April 08 at 12:25 GMT +00:00
03:14
Spain: Film costume company donates 'Chernobyl' suits to institutions fighting coronavirus
April 08 at 19:39 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:19
Without visitors, meerkats crack on with Easter egg hunt at London Zoo
April 08 at 16:26 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:40
USA: US Surgeon General demonstrates how to make homemade face mask
April 08 at 20:36 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:44
Kazakhstan: Expedition 63 launches to ISS from Baikonur
April 09 at 08:46 GMT +00:00
00:45
USA: New Yorkers filmed singing iconic Sinatra song from balconies
April 08 at 09:58 GMT +00:00
04:02
Iran: Taxi and bus drivers comment on safety measures implemented during coronavirus pandemic
April 08 at 23:58 GMT +00:00
03:30
Mexico: Mariachis serenade hospital coping with coronavirus cases in Mexico City
April 08 at 13:24 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:12
Belgium: Von der Leyen calls on EU states to lift medicines export ban amid coronavirus pandemic
April 09 at 00:26 GMT +00:00
01:58
Turkey: Bursa hospital uses contactless cabin to perform coronavirus tests
April 09 at 01:38 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:20
USA: 'Soon we'll be over that curve'- Trump on COVID-19 pandemic in US
April 09 at 02:54 GMT +00:00
02:46
China: Passengers flock to Wuhan train station as lockdown is lifted
April 08 at 13:26 GMT +00:00
02:37
China: Streets come back to life as Wuhan lifts lockdown
April 08 at 16:34 GMT +00:00
02:52
Italy: Emergency personnel work at bridge collapse site in Tuscany
April 08 at 22:02 GMT +00:00
03:22
Iceland: 'Absurd' to proceed with Assange trial amid COVID-19 outbreak - Wikileaks editor Hrafnsson
April 08 at 13:10 GMT +00:00
View all videos