Conor McGregor‘s tweets regarding a possible fight between the two have been officially refuted by UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Usman’s incredible victory at UFC 261 prompted the tweets in the first place.
McGregor accused Usman of plagiarising his kicks. The Irishman has confirmed that he will return to the Welterweight division and fight Usman soon.
McGregor took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
Usman’s response to McGregor’s tweet
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ answered the calls from McGregor in a recent interview with Rashad Evans on CBS Sports HQ’s YouTube page. The Welterweight champion claimed the Irishman was just attempting to steal his thunder.
“I mean that’s just exactly what it is. These guys are trying to steal your thunder. Or chase clout. Or attach their name to you. And I just shrug it off my shoulders. Because at the end of the day, that’s all it is. These guys just running their mouths,” Usman said.
In terms of a confrontation between the two guys, Usman said that he has previously accepted the challenge and continues to do so.
Usman said, “Conor has mentioned something before. When I was really starting to be on the rise. And I gave him that opportunity. I said if you truly wanna fight, here’s your opportunity.
“You are next, you will be the next challenger. And he went radio silent for a couple of days. And now, at the height, he wants to jump back in and throw his name in that hat to make it seem like- basically he wants to stay relevant.”
Usman finished by saying that he is still open to a fight with McGregor. However, he does not expect it to happen anytime soon.
“He doesn’t want to fight me, I’ve offered him the fight. He said no. And I’ll offer it to him again, gladly today. I guarantee you, he says no. So I just let it run off,” Usman stated.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ is unbeaten in the UFC and is on his way to reclaiming the welterweight title.
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