Khabib Nurmagomedov on Donald Cerrone: ‘I Don’t Think So He’s Really Cowboy’

Number two ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will be meeting third ranked Donald Cerrone on the main card of UFC 187, one of the most stacked pay-per-view cards in UFC history.

Nurmagomedov and Cerrone has had multiple exchanges via Twitter and through the media. Most recently, Nurmagomedov was on The MMA Hour and spoke to Ariel Helwani about his upcoming bout.

Here’s what Nurmagomedov has to say about Cerrone:

“It’s just funny. Cowboy is fake. I don’t think so he’s really cowboy, I think he’s fake. He all the time drink, drunk. I don’t think so he’s really cowboy. I’m really cowboy. I’m mountain guy. I’m training camp all my life, I’m wrestling with the bears. I’m really cowboy. He’s drunk guy. I am Dagestan cowboy, 100-percent.

“You know why he’s a little bit nervous? Because I say truth. I say truth. I no say trash talk, I say truth, and he’s a little bit nervous. He needs wrestling, he needs wrestling partners. But it’s okay. After two months we have fight, we have crazy fight, and when cage close, he understand, ‘Wow, this guy’s crazy. Why I take this fight? Why I take this fight?’ Because I want to smash this guy. He say I won’t smash this guy? [He say,] ‘I kick his ass.’ Okay. 23rd, May. 23rd, May.”