With Usman’s supervisor suggesting that McGregor get a title shot and Usman himself taking a shot at “The Infamous” on Twitter, the oddsmakers at BetOnline.ag have provided bettors a line with Usman presently a heavy favourite at -350.
I actually don’t perceive why you all need this man DEAD!!! I’d shag him in there if I wished and he’d “DO NOTHIN” FOH pic.twitter.com/PvawNvX3Ru
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) Might 25, 2020
McGregor is listed as a +285 underdog.
The welterweight title image is presently in flux, with high contender Jorge Masvidal abruptly teasing a rematch with Nate Diaz, and former champion Tyron Woodley dealing with Gilbert Burns this weekend. Colby Covington can be ready within the wings, having focused a rematch with Usman in addition to bouts with Woodley and Masvidal.
Usman recorded his first profitable protection of the UFC welterweight championship in December at UFC 245, defeating Covington by fifth-round TKO.
McGregor, a former featherweight and light-weight champion, is coming off of a 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone this previous January, which moved his UFC document at 170 kilos to 2-1.
See the Usman vs. McGregor speculative odds beneath (bout should happen earlier than Jan. 1, 2021 for payout):
Kamaru Usman -350
Conor McGregor +285