In fact, Brown was candid about what he thought of Cerrone on Wednesday after the UFC 206 open workouts, saying he's not exactly a fan of Cowboy's. This after Cerrone had said that Brown had given him the cold shoulder in a brief interaction on Tuesday.
"I didn't see him yesterday, but I will give him the cold shoulder," Brown said at the media scrum. " I mean, I've talked to him before, but that doesn't make him a friend. So, I don't care for him, I don't care for his personality. Even when I talked to him I didn't want to talk to him, I was just being cordial. I don't have any good feelings towards him at all. I don't like the way he acts, I don't like the way he carries himself, and I don't like the way he represents the sport."
Brown now trains with Duane Ludwig in Colorado, which is Cerrone's home away from home when he's not training in Albuquerque with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn. The two have sparred with each other in the past, but there obviously wasn't much of a friendship that came with it.
Asked if there was anything specific that happened to make him feel the way he does about Cerrone, Brown said it was just the way he carries himself.
"No it's just his personality, you can see the way he talks," he said. "He wants to be an alpha male and he really wants to portray himself as something special. And I think it's all these yes men he's got around him, I think he's just being lied to by them telling him, 'Donald you're the champion man, you're so good, you're so great, you're going to be this and that.' Really he's just being lied to. It's my job to come in there and expose that truth out of him."
Cerrone had said earlier that he would give Brown the chance to expose him when it was brought up that Brown believed he was overrated.
But there's something about Cerrone that rubs him the wrong way, and Brown suspects it's that he spots a bully underneath the cowboy hat.
"Most of my opponents I'm really respectful to, and I think they're respectful to me, but I take...I don't know if he means it or not, I don't know maybe he's just a douche bag of a person, but I get that feeling when he's talking to other people, especially other fighters, he feels like he's above other people," he said. "And he's kind of bully, you know what I mean? You watch his fights where he lost where he got bullied back, and he didn't like that. That's what I got to do to him.
"I just think his whole thing is based on lies. A lot of people fall into that, but I ain't falling into it."