‘You Big Spotty Back Pox!’- Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman Trade Verbal Blows with Each Other

Published 04/25/2021, 11:43 PM EDT


UFC lightweight star, Conor McGregor, and welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, have traded blows on Twitter following McGregor’s recent Twitter takes. ‘The Notorious’ fired off on social media after Kamaru Usman defended his welterweight strap for the fourth time at UFC 261. Usman won the fight with a well-placed right hand that put Miami’s finest to sleep.

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Following Usman’s win, the entire MMA community came out in full force and lauded him for his dominant victory. However, Conor McGregor wasn’t too impressed and believed he could replicate his success easily. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ clapped back at the Irishman and had fighting words for Conor McGregor that may set up a future fight.

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Conor McGregor isn’t one to take insults laying down and a back and forth ensued. It’s clear that ‘The Notorious’ believes he’s a formidable force at 170-pounds and has what it takes to defeat the active champion. However, he must first get through his upcoming bout against Dustin Poirier, which is scheduled at lightweight.

Conor McGregor x Kamaru Usman: A potential super fight of epic proportion

Given the way Kamaru Usman has been performing as of late, he slowly becoming a bonafide star simply by virtue of his octagon showcases. He’s fresh off back-to-back KO/TKO wins over two top contenders, and fans have begun taking notice. It seems like the days of Kamaru ‘Snoozeman’ are behind him, looking at his recent win rate.

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Conor McGregor is synonymous with super fights, and his win-loss rate doesn’t really affect his ability to draw at the box office. It wouldn’t be too hard to sell a fight between McGregor and Usman, since it would be a chance for ‘The Notorious’ to become the first triple champion. Conor McGregor’s last fight at welterweight against Donald Cerrone lasted no more than 40 seconds and was exceedingly impressive.

However, for the fight to come to fruition, Conor McGregor would need to etch out a win against Dustin Poirier. What’s more, defeating Poirier at UFC 264 would likely open the door to McGregor fighting for the lightweight title. This would mean a ‘champion vs champion’ super fight, and who wouldn’t want to see that?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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