Kamaru Usman talked about a possible confrontation with Conor McGregor, questioning why fans are eager to see him beat up the UFC poster boy. Last weekend, Nigerian Nightmare manager Ali Abdelaziz – publicly offered McGregor a crack at the middleweight crown – which he hopes to claim to be the UFC's first three-weight world champion.
The offer to McGregor came on the back of Jorge Masvidal, who was expected to hit Usman later this year, surprisingly turning his attention to a rematch against Nate Diaz.
"It looks like candidate number 1 wants to fight Nate Diaz now," tweeted Abdelaziz. "Good for him.
"Conor McGregor, hey, do you want a title shot? Come to dad.
"Kamaru Usman will give you one and promises the first 2 rounds with no falls, just a slap."
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"I would put him there if I wanted to and he would do nothing."
Usman's most recent comments about a potential confrontation with McGregor echo those he made before the Irishman's comeback fight in January.
"A lot of respect for Conor for what he did for this sport and transcended it," Usman told TMZ. “[But] nah, that's not what you want.
“Just sit down, little man, sit down. Learn to walk before you can run, because I would hurt that guy.
Before that, Usman said: "Humans love the path of least resistance. Fair play for him, I would say. Fair play for Conor.
"But this sports sniffer will humiliate him even more than Khabib [Nurmagomedov] humiliated him."
McGregor, 31, last fought in January at the UFC 246 main event in Las Vegas, where he decimated Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds to claim his first victory in more than three years.
Meanwhile, Usman was the last to take action in December at the UFC 245 main event, where he recorded a fifth round technical knockout victory over Colby Covington to keep his welterweight crown.