Looking to build on the momentum of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election, Donald Cerrone is planning to start a ‘revolution’ in the UFC.
Cerrone, a staunch supporter of the newly-elected Republican president, says he wants to get the ball rolling with a fighters union.
The MMA fan favorite spoke with Ariel Helwani prior to his UFC 205 showdown with Kelvin Gastelum.
“We gotta do something,” Cerrone said of a potential fighters union. “I think a lot of fighters are involved, man. It’s gonna be a revolution.”
“Led by Cowboy,” Cerrone said of the revolution with a smile. “Trump and Cowboy making America great again.”
Cerrone doesn’t know the specifics of the planned union but says he expects it to be formed by 2017.
Trump, who is a known friend of UFC president Dana White, is a big MMA fan and even had plans to start a reality tv show featuring the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, per Bloody Elbow’s Karim Zidan. White also gave a supportive speech for Trump at the Republican National Convention in July.
Cerrone, 33, will look to extend his win streak to four when he takes on Gastelum on Saturday. UFC 205, which features Cerrone vs. Gastelum on the main card, takes place on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York.