• Donald Cerrone in an interview mentions what McGregor should avoid in his trash-talking
  • McGregor has been relatively quiet in the lead up to their UFC 246 fight
  • Their biggest interaction so far is a greeting from McGregor on Cerrone's Instagram

On January 18, 2020, Conor Mcgregor will meet Donal Cerrone in the octagon for UFC 246. The “Notorious” Mcgregor has been an iconic sports figure in the last decade. Making a name for himself in the MMA world, his loudmouth approach has made him a media sensation. He and his trash-talking antics draw people in making his fights must-see events. But, his upcoming opponent “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone is not going to put up with it.

In an interview with MMAfighting the 50 fight veteran spoke up on the topics the Irishman should avoid. Cerrone said that McGreggor should avoid talking about people like his child or grandmother for example.

“You understand what I’m saying? Then I’ll just come f–k you up in the lobby type s–t.”

Cerrone is not necessarily against trash talking and mind games though. In fact, he’s all up for it as long as it is about the fight they are going to have.

Cerrone even said this, “He understands that. We’re fighting, he can talk about that all he wants but don’t low blow.”

Surprisingly, the lead up to the fight has been mellow so far. One of the most notable interactions the two have had for the fight is a simple comment on Instagram. Cerrone made a post on his IG page noting his many accolades in the world of MMA. These include his 23-win UFC record and 20 knockdowns. Under the photo, Conor McGregor gave his opponent a simple greeting and teaser for their fight:

“Good man Donald, enjoy the Christmas dinner. Happy holidays to you and the family, from the McGregor’s here in Ireland. See you in 20/20 with bullseye vision,”

Donald Cerrone acknowledges that McGregor is the best trash talker out there. Possibly even greater than Muhammad Ali. The words are part of the Irishman’s strategy to have his foe’s fight more emotionally making them more prone to mistakes. Cerrone’s warning can be seen as his own way of getting in McGregor’s head.

The uncharacteristic silence from the Notorious one is striking to a lot of fans. But some are speculating that it might be a way to not draw more attention to himself considering some recent allegations. Nonetheless, people will tune in to UFC 246 to see McGregor’s return.

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Conor McGregor of Ireland looks on in the octagon before competing against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images