Conor McGregor Claims He Will Spark Kamaru Usman in a Title Fight, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Has a Fiery Response

Published 08/16/2021, 12:22 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has hit out at former UFC dual division champion, Conor McGregor, for verbally attacking him during his Q&A session over Twitter recently. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, who doesn’t enjoy a good relationship with the Irishman, had a fiery response for him.

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In the Q&A session, a fan asked the Irishman, “What’s it like to spark people unconscious in three different weight divisions?” McGregor replied to him and wrote, “Tremendous! I love this record! I fight for the 170lb title I will spark him too.”

“That would be fastest ko in ufc title fight (13 seconds) Most knockdowns in ufc title fight (5) And then another KO in a ufc title fight. 3 title fights. 3 ko’s, 3 new records. It’s right there!”

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His tweet clearly targeted ‘The Nigerian Nightmare‘. The latter, though, asked Conor to tag an individual whenever he was saying something about someone. He also brought out some fighters’ names, who have defeated McGregor to tease him in the end.

“Spark who?? You must be talking about that pipe you’ve been smoking,” Usman said. “Unlike you, if I’m gonna talk shit ill @ U. Now be quiet before I call Poirier or Khabib or Diaz to finish you again.”

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Conor holds a unique record of scoring knockout wins in three different weight classes. His only welterweight division knockout came against ‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone last year at UFC 246. He has been teasing a return to the welterweight for a while now.

What’s next for Kamaru Usman?

Usman is gearing up for his upcoming rematch against ‘Chaos’ Colby Covington. The latter, who formally held the interim title, gets another shot at the gold after picking up an impressive win since his loss to Usman.

The duo will headline UFC 268, and just like their previous fight, fans would hope to see another classic between the two welterweight greats. ‘Chaos’ proved to be the toughest competition yet for ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and he would be itching to back his trash talks with his in-ring performance.

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Although it is easier said than done against a man who is still undefeated inside the UFC octagon. Usman will certainly walk in as the favorite to defend his crown.

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What did you make of Usman’s reply to Conor’s tweet? Let us know.

 

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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