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'Hunting gold and leprechauns' - Cerrone taunts McGregor with new merchandise

This rivalry is gaining momentum.

UFC Fight Night Boston Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone Source: AP/Press Association Images

EVERY FIGHTER IN the UFC with a realistic chance of fighting Conor McGregor seems to be joining the queue for a big-money fight with the Dubliner these days.

McGregor’s fight with Jose Aldo in December is the one everybody is looking forward to for now, but a meeting with Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at some point in the future is a bout every MMA fan would appreciate.

Like McGregor, Cerrone is one of the most popular fighters on the UFC roster and a rivalry between the pair has been building recently. It came to a head earlier this month at a press conference in Las Vegas, when the American lightweight engaged in an entertaining back-and-forth exchange with the UFC’s interim featherweight champion.

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Cerrone currently has his sights set on UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who he’ll be aiming to dethrone in Orlando on 19 December.

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But with McGregor aiming to eventually move up a weight class and join Cerrone in the 155lbs division, ‘Cowboy’ is obviously laying the foundations for a lucrative clash with the Irish superstar.

In a not-so-subtle dig at McGregor, Cerrone has released a line of exclusive t-shirts, bearing the caption: ‘Hunting gold and leprechauns’.

Cerrone might lose a few Irish fans — of which there are many — by pursuing the fight with McGregor, but we’re sure the benefits for his bank balance would make up for it.

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