Conor McGregor Takes a Dig at Kamaru Usman for His Call Out to Canelo Alvarez on the Internet

Published 10/11/2021, 12:50 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 09: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh in for UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena on July 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


The former two-division champion of UFC Conor McGregor took a dig at the welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on the internet. The Irishman trolled Usman for his call out to the famous boxer, Canelo Alvarez.

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Conor McGregor popularized MMA and boxing crossovers in the world. ‘The Notorious’ went against the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition boxing match in 2017. Although McGregor lost the fight, crossovers became a popular theme in combat sports.

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Following the McGregor vs Mayweather boxing match, several other crossovers took place in different promotions. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ expressed his desire to fight the Mexican boxer, Canelo Alvarez, into a potential boxing match in many of his interviews. However, it seemed like a funny idea to ‘The Notorious’ and he trolled Usman for the same.

The Irishman took to social media and posted a story to express his views on this scenario. He posted a picture of himself next to Usman with a laughing face emoji, the screen read, “Usman wants to do the same thing with Canelo like Conor did with Floyd.

It seemed like the former two-division champion of UFC was trolling the Nigerian fighter for copying his style. Although this fight might have a possibility, Usman has a lot on his table in the promotion before he sets his eyes on a crossover. Kamaru is all set to defend his welterweight gold against one of his worst rivals for the second time in the promotion.

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Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2: the most awaited rematch

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and the American fighter Colby Covington will face off once in the promotion. The welterweight champion knocked out ‘The Chaos’ in the second round of the welterweight title fight at UFC 245.

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However, both the welterweights will now clash inside the octagon for the second time for the welterweight gold at UFC 268. It will serve as the main event at the pay-per-view in Madison Square Garden, New York on 7th November.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: (R-L) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria butts heads with Colby Covington in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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The highly anticipated rematch is Usman’s fifth title defense in the UFC. Although ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has defeated ‘The Chaos’ once, this time around, he might come back stronger. It will excite the fans to see if Usman defends his welterweight gold and his win streak or faces a setback at UFC 268.

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What are your thoughts on this rematch? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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