Donald Cerrone isn’t the kind of fighter that needs to try and get himself fired up for a scrap, he’s pretty much always raring to go. That’s why, he said in a recent blog written for MMAFighting, his soon-to-be opponent Nate Diaz’s attempt to intimidate him at Wednesday’s press conference will only work against him.
“What (the press conference) showed was that the bully is getting bullied,” Cerrone asserted. “The Diaz brothers are bullies, all that street-thug stuff gets inside opponent’s heads. They are the guys who punk everyone out and get in everyone else’s heads, but what’s happened now, tough guy? Now the tables have been turned on you and you are getting punked out, you are the guy freaking out and looking uncomfortable and your delusions of being this intimidating bad ass aren’t working no more.
“It feels good to turn the tables, to see this (individual) get punked out. I’m in his head now, he looked uncomfortable when I worked out in front of him, and he freaked out yesterday.
“He’s worrying about me rather than on what he’s doing.”
Cerrone and Diaz will do battle tonight in the co-main event of UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem, which goes down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. FightLine will have live, ongoing coverage of the entire fight card.