Donald Cerrone is a one of a kind fighter.
His fight with Darren Till was officially announced for UFC Fight Night 188 in Gdansk, Poland this morning and appears Cerrone accepted the bout without even knowing who is opponent is.
Speaking to Aaron Bronsteter of TSN (Video HERE) down on the ground at UFC 215 yesterday, Cerrone spoke about the fight for the first time and admitted he knew nothing about the British fighter.
“I know nothing about Darren and that’s no disrespect to him by any means,” Cerrone said.
“I don’t even know what he looks like. I’ve not even googled his name so I have no clue.
“I’m sure he’s a stud, they wouldn’t put him in there if he wasn’t and I’m looking forward to it.”
Just last weekend at UFC Rotterdam, Till put in a fantastic performance to defeat Bojan Velickovic via a very one-sided unanimous decision.
Unsurprisingly, Cerrone hadn’t seen it.
“No man, I was out on the lake. It was labour day weekend wasn’t it!?”
Cerrone’s laidback attitude has often been laced with a little bit venom and it appears he won’t be changing soon. When asked if there was any malice heading into this bout with Till, Cerrone denied there was, but did imply he was going to teach the Liverpudlian a lesson about fighting in the headline slot.
“No, no, no, I’m just going to go out there and have fun man,” Cerrone said.
“I’m just going to introduce him to the main event.”
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) September 8, 2017
The fight on October 21 will be Cerrone’s first MMA bout outside of North America. This won’t bother the JacksonWink man one bit thought and he’s got plenty of experience fighting across the pond.
“When I grew up kickboxing I was all over Europe man, that’s the only place, back in the 50s when I was fighting, that’s the only place fighting was you know,” Cerrone said jokingly.
“I grew up fighting in Europe and it used to be on like one day of notice. They used to call me, I’d fly and then fight. Now I have a little more time to prepare, get adjusted to time change and it’s going to be fun man, I can’t wait.”