Cerrone fighting for more than money

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone has never denied that the UFC is his workplace and that he competes to earn a living. However, Saturday's bout with Rafael dos Anjos presents Cerrone with the opportunity to claim the lightweight belt and he has admitted that the magnitude of the occasion has caught his attention.

Commenting on the matter the UFC veteran said: "Hey, we all want the belt. At the end of the day, it's cool to be called the best in the world.

"I'm here for legacy. So people will say, 'Oh, Cowboy is fighting Saturday night? We are turning it on because that son of a bitch is throwing down no matter what.'"

Should he be victorious it could set-up a clash with the outspoken Conor McGregor, who is rumoured to want to move up to the lightweight division. If ever Cerrone can simultaneously create a legacy whilst earning a fortune it will be by defeating the UFC's poster boy. 

That is certainly not lost on the 32-year-old fighter. 

"That's big talk. I do talk about it and people think that means I'm overlooking this fight. Absolutely not," Cerrone continued. 

"Conor did his job, an awesome job, and went out there and did what he had to do. I need to go do my job on Saturday before we can even talk about him and I. It sounds good. I'd love to talk about it, but I have to hold up my end of the bargain first."