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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."

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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."

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