Kamaru Usman delivered one of the most phenomenal performances of his career at UFC 261 as he stopped rival Jorge Masvidal with a thunderous KO in the main event. In doing so, the Nigerian Nightmare shut down haters who called him ‘boring.’ Moreover, he established himself as the most dominant welterweight champion of recent times.
The Notorious One, known for stealing other fighter’s spotlight. He hopped onto Instagram and Twitter after the conclusion of UFC 261. The former UFC double champion Conor McGregor claimed that Usman copied his moves to defeat Masvidal.
Conor tweeted, “Usman even copying my shots now. Am I to fight this guy at some stage? I think so. Can’t be copying my words and my shots and not get a smack for it. I like 170. It’s mine soon.”
A few hours later, Kamaru Usman fired back at McGregor, claiming that he would give McGregor a “savage beating” in a welterweight clash. Usman then asked McGregor to stop thinking about the 170lb strap and focus on his lightweight career. Kamaru said, “Except when I touch you at 170, they go out. They don’t even go out at 155 anymore for you. I finish people. You get finished.”
Except when I touch you at 170, they go out. They don’t even go out at 155 anymore for you. I finish people. You get finished. https://t.co/URd8wTHvyZ
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) April 26, 2021
There’s little doubt that Usman would be an overwhelming favorite against McGregor if the fight ever happened but it seems unlikely to take place. UFC president Dana White has previously shot down McGregor facing other welterweights like Masvidal so it seems unlikely he’d jump at the chance to book the most profitable fighter on the roster against arguably the greatest fighter to ever compete at 170 pounds.
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