Kamaru Usman says Conor McGregor doesn’t want a real fight and only chooses lightweights with double digit loses to their name.
Conor McGregor is perhaps UFC and arguably MMA’s first global superstar. If anything, he will always be remembered for his bravado. UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman however, isn’t swayed by the hype. Instead he believes that Mcgregor is a coward.
In a conversation with TMZ Sports, Usman claimed to have offered McGregor a shot at his title but never heard back from the Irishman. However, he was quick to respond to Anderson Silva, who issued a challenge soon after. Usman also accused McGregor of picking up lightweight opponents despite being at 170 so he didn’t have to cut weight.
Kamaru Usman tears Conor McGregor apart
“That’s a lost conversation,” Usman said. “That’s a lost cause. We both know Conor gets up to the welterweight division if he’s able to pick and choose lightweights with double-digit losses that he can pick off and not have to cut weight to get down to lightweight. That’s the only time. If Conor wants a piece at welterweight, he knows who the king of the division is. I’m not going anywhere. I’m right here.”
“I offered him a shot. I said, ‘Hey, if you want it, it’s yours, you got it,’ and he was silent. Days later Anderson Silva says, ‘Hey, let’s do it and he responded and said yeah.’ So it’s clear right there to know if Conor is willing to step up and take a fight like this or not but I think he’s a wise guy so I think he should stay retired.”
Usman recently headlined UFC 251 where he successfully defended his title against Jorge Masvidal. The Pay-per-view drew record sales and was the highest since McGregor took on Khabib. One can only imagine the numbers if McGregor comes out of retirement for a fight against Usman.
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