UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman ripped famous person Conor McGregor for combating lightweights with double-digit losses at 170lbs.
Usman, contemporary off of a dominant choice win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, spoke to TMZ Sports activities and was requested a couple of potential combat with McGregor. Based on the champ, he supplied McGregor a title shot however by no means heard again from him. As an alternative, Usman says McGregor is simply too busy choosing off light-weight at 170lbs so he doesn’t have to chop weight.
“That’s a misplaced dialog. That’s a misplaced trigger. We each know Conor will get as much as the welterweight division if he’s in a position to choose and selected lightweights with double-digit losses that he can choose off and never have to chop weight to get all the way down to light-weight. That’s the one time. If Conor desires a bit at welterweight, he is aware of who the king of the division is. I’m not going anyplace. I’m proper right here,” Usman stated.
“I supplied him a shot. I stated, ‘Hey, if you would like it, it’s yours, you bought it,’ and he was silent. Days later Anderson Silva says, ‘Hey, let’s do it and he responded and stated yeah.’ So it’s clear proper there to know if Conor is prepared to step up and take a combat like this or not however I feel he’s a smart man so I feel he ought to keep retired.”
UFC president Dana White lately confirmed that McGregor is retired from MMA. The famous person from Eire admitted that he was annoyed by an absence of potential fights on the market as he wished to get a title shot towards UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch, however the UFC wasn’t right now. As an alternative of ready round to see what would occur, McGregor opted to retire from the game.
Nonetheless, by no means say by no means, particularly on this sport. Whereas Usman says he isn’t taken with a combat with McGregor anymore, it looks like he was attempting to egg McGregor on with these feedback, so will probably be fascinating to see if the Irishman replies to what he needed to say. Although McGregor doesn’t need to combat for the UFC welterweight title, everyone knows that he’s the most important identify within the sport, so for Usman, getting the prospect to combat him would signify one other huge payday after UFC 251 pulled in large PPV numbers.
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