Does retired UFC Hall of Famer Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone think he has what it takes to fight controversial social media figure and former kickboxing world champion Andrew Tate? It sure seems like it.
Tate, who is currently under house arrest fighting multiple legal charges in Romania, recently called out the UFC vet by name during a livestream with several other YouTubers, saying that he could easily take down Cerrone should the two ever face off.
“If he thinks I can’t fight, then if he wants to tell me to my face and kick my a**, he’s welcome to try,” said Tate. “I strongly believe he will regret that decision, and that’s as far as I need to take it.”
Well, word around the internet travels fast and quickly got to ol’ Cowboy.
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“I’ll knock the sh*t out of you,” said Cerrone. “I’m a real fighter. You’re a fake bullish*t fighter, made up a bunch of world championship belts you bought off Ebay. Are you kidding me?”
Cerrone wasn’t simply going to retaliate online either without trying to one up Tate. He went as far as to challenge the retired kickboxer to fight him in an MMA bout on the undercard of the Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk fight that the UFC will be hosting.
Imagine that- the most viral fight between two of the most discussed people in the planet as the main event, while a legit legend in the UFC faced off against someone who once held the title of “Most Googled man” on the planet. While the Zuckerberg vs. Musk fight is almost entirely guaranteed, it’d be hard for Tate to travel to face off against Cerrone while under house arrest.
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How could things potentially go down though if the two faced off? Well, things wouldn’t look great for Tate since the British-American expat has no amateur or professional mixed martial arts experience. The “Top G” earned a record of 76-9 during his kickboxing career fighting across Europe.
Cerrone however is on a different level, having competed against some of the harshest names in the UFC and boasting a record of 36-17 during his time in the cage.
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