Donald Cerrone hopes Jamie Varner will be the "first death in MMA"Posted on September 15, 2010, 07:44 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former WEC Lightweight Champion Donald "The Cowboy" Cerrone continued his verbal onslaught on Jamie Varner, this time stating on TapoutRadio that he wants his WEC 51 opponent to be the first death in MMA. The interview was later removed from TapouTlive.com, but MiddleEasy.com caught the controversial quote in full:
"I hope my emotions have everything to do with this fight. I hope I'm [expletive] fired up and all I want to do is go out there and kill him and that's what's going to get me going in the first round. I want to come in that first round and rip his face off...I hope my emotions drive me, I fight better under emotions. Ask Leonard [Garcia], when I'm hot and some new guy comes in the gym and wants to throw down, that's when I do my best. So I hope my emotions take over and I just kill this dude. I hope this is the first death in MMA." (HT: MiddleEasy.com)
Cerrone's comments may remind what Frank Mir said about Brock Lesnar, which put the former UFC Heavyweight Champion under heavy criticism. Frank Mir later apologized for his comments, addressing Brock Lesnar, his family and MMA fans around the World. Luckily, Donald Cerrone did the same thing:
Here's another bit from Donald Cerrone's "ill will" coming to the fight against Jamie Varner. You can read the full interview at SBNation.com (props to WatchKalibRun):
What does your upcoming fight with Jamie Varner mean to you after almost two years? I know you spoke about how much it helped motivate you in your fights preparing for Benson Henderson.
Yea I mean this fight is two years in the making. This is all about redemption. I can finally get out there and do what I wanna do.
Are you worried about your emotions affecting you in this fight? Are you worried that because of the emotional nature of this fight you'll somehow stray from the gameplan?
I'm hoping my emotions just take over and that's what drives me to take over when I'm tired and sore. I want my emotions to just help me push through.
Are you worried about how he might react in this fight? Let his emotions get the better of him somehow?
I really dont give a shit about anything he has to do. This fight is all about me. It's about me dictating the pace and speed. Where the fight goes has nothing to do with him, so as far as what he's planning on doing? I don't care.
The fight between Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner will serve as the co-headliner for the anticipated WEC 51: Aldo vs Gamburyan fight card. The event will take place at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado this month on September 30th.