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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Donald Cerrone, “Cowboy” Responds (UPDATE)

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Donald Cerrone, “Cowboy” Responds (UPDATE)

If Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t fight Nate Diaz, or Gilbert Melendez, there is somebody out there willing to face him.

Donald Cerrone, fresh off a recent victory, answered Nurmagomedov’s challenge on Twitter Monday.

“(Cerrone) wants to fight a lot. I need opponent for a long time. Lets do this fight in April,” Nurmagomedov posted.

Cerrone, wasting little time, replied back “I’m down.” When a follower mentioned everybody being afraid to face Nurmagomedov, he stated, “I’m not scared.”

The trash-talk between followers of both fighters continued, as someone wrote to Nurmagomedov, “Promise not to lay n pray on Cowboy,” to which he replied, “Of course, I’m a striker now.”

Nurmagomedov (21-0) has defeated Pat Healy, Abel Trujillo, Thiago Tavares, Gleison Tibau and Kamal Shalorus since debuting in 2012.

Cerrone (22-6) is on a two-fight win streak after going 1-3 in 2013.

UPDATE: UFC officials have indeed booked Cerrone, but not against Nurmagomedov. Instead, he will face Edson Barboza this April at UFC on FOX.

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