Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone hinted at a big lightweight fight following his win over Mike Perry. In this picture, Cerrone celebrates his win over Perry in their Welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 139 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, Nov. 10, 2018. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

UFC welterweight contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone claims he's "waiting on" a potential lightweight fight with Conor McGregor.

Cerrone broke the record for most wins and most finishes following his armbar victory over Mike Perry at UFC Denver over the weekend and signaled his intentions afterward of returning to the lightweight division.

He even added that the UFC offered him an exciting name without revealing who it was.

“I don’t know if we can be anymore clear about it, can we? 155, I think the New Year Eve’s card will be cool, I’ll fight on Fight Pass I don’t give a s--t, I’ll be the first fight of the night," Cerrone said after the fight. "But yeah let’s make a run, let’s train hard and be focused, let’s go get a motherf-----g belt."

“I’m 182 pounds right now, that’s what I walked in at for fight week, this is heavy for me. When I’m at 155 pounds I’m usually around 176 pounds. I’m gonna have to hire a dietitian because that last five pounds sucks. Who I want [to fight]? Don’t care, but there is somebody they already came up and told me, it’s very exciting,” he said.

The name seems to be McGregor as on Tuesday night, Cerrone posted on social media he was "waiting on" the former lightweight champion, presumably to sign a potential fight contract.

It's certainly a possibility. The two have verbally sparred with each other during press conferences in the past and were slated to fight each other at one point, so there is a backstory with the duo.

In addition, following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last month, McGregor claimed that while he wanted an immediate rematch, he was open to facing another contender first.

"What can I say? It was a great fight and it was my pleasure," McGregor wrote in his analysis of his fight with Nurmagomedov. "I will be back with my confidence high. Fully prepared. If it is not the rematch right away, no problem. I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway. See you soon my fighting fans I love you all."

While "Cowboy" is not the same fighter he was two years ago, having lost four of his last six fights, he is still a big name and one of the most exciting fighters in the Las Vegas-based promotion. He would also serve as an ideal fight for McGregor to bounce back from his devastating UFC 229 defeat.

However, things have to be settled with the Nevada State Athletic Commission first as both McGregor and Nurmagomedov await their punishments for their part in inciting the infamous post-fight brawl at the event last month in Las Vegas.

The pair were initially indefinitely suspended until mid-October which was later extended. A resolution is expected to arrive before the end of the year.