“Conor McGregor Keeps Talking”- Kamaru Usman Opens Up on Recent Comments Made on Twitter

Published 08/19/2021, 5:22 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor speaks at the UFC 229 press conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York, NY. McGregor will face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event on October 6, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Kamaru Usman recently held an Instagram live and answered questions from fans, who asked about many things, including recent claims from Conor McGregor that he will return to welterweight and spark Usman to capture the title. The duo had a brief back-and-forth on Twitter.

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McGregor had written, “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!

Spark who?? You must be talking about that pipe you’ve been smoking. Unlike you, if I’m gonna talk s**t ill @ U. Now be quiet before I call Poirier or Khabib or Diaz to finish you again,” Usman responded.

In the Live, The Nigerian Nightmare’ said, “McGregor keeps talking because this is how he stays relevant. You know, he says something to someone who is at the top. And once we respond, it keeps them once we respond. It keeps him relevant.

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It’s a smart thing to do. Like me responding to him. What did that do? They created a frenzy. Everyone’s posting and reposting it. You know, that’s what he does. And we all know what he does. But it is what it is. You know, we’ll leave it at that,” he added, acknowledging the tremendous promoter that the Irishman is.

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Kamaru Usman vs Conor McGregor: is that a possibility?

McGregor has won only 1 out of his last 4 fights in the UFC. Hence, it’s highly unlikely the UFC will grant him a title shot, that too welterweight, once he is fit and raring to go. But with ‘The Notorious’, nothing is off the cards.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 25: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria punches Jorge Masvidal of the United States during the Welterweight Title bout of UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 25, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

It will be a brilliant move for Usman as fighting McGregor will no doubt generate the highest pay-day of his career. However, he has to take care of Colby Covington first in their rematch at UFC 268 in November. Whether the stars align for a potential showdown against McGregor, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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