UFC: ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone To Train At Roufusport Ahead Of McGregor Fight
The UFC will start 2020 with a bang, with ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone set to face Conor McGregor in the first main event of the year, at UFC 246.
McGregor, the biggest star in all of MMA, will take on ‘Cowboy’, one of the most popular stars in all of MMA, on January 18th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Irishman returns to the Octagon after fifteen months away from the Octagon. In which time, he has made several headlines for the wrong reasons. He will be looking to get back to winning ways, having lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
‘Cowboy’ will also be looking to get back to winning ways. Having scored three impressive back-to-back wins at the end of 2018 and start of 2019, the 36 year came up short against Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje at UFC 238 and UFC Vancouver.
In his quest to get back to winning ways, ‘Cowboy’ is set to upstick and head east to Milwaukee for at least some of his training camp for McGregor. Speaking on The Luke Thomas Show (as transcribed by BJPenn.com), Duke Roufus announced that Cerrone will be training with him at Roufusport after Christmas.
“Kind of interesting note, I’ll switch gears, Paul Felder and Anthony [Pettis], you know they’re friends with ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, so I’m going to be getting a visit right after Christmas from ‘Cowboy’. He’s coming out to do a little training with us, and I’m pretty excited about it actually.”
Having previously split his time between training at JacksonWink MMA Academy and training at his own BMF ranch in New Mexico for several years, ‘Cowboy’ has trained primarily at his own ranch since last year.
As well as Felder and Pettis, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren and Maycee Barber are some of the other notable fighters to train at Roufusport, under Duke Roufus.
How do you see ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs Conor McGregor going?