“The Nigerian nightmare” made comments about the potential fight and in turn, pushed “Notorious” to accept the fight.
Kamaru Usman opens on fight against Conor McGregor
In a conversation with Brett Okamoto of ESPN MMA, “The Nigerian Nightmare” said: “It will be history. Like I know a lot of people are trying to get fucked up like Conor doesn’t deserve it. Okay, but the next guy they deserve is Leon Edwards. He cannot enter the country. So what? “
In addition, he noted the notorious 40-second decimation of Donald Cerrone at Welterweight in UFC 246.
“If Conor can make this fight happen, why don’t we fight Conor?” He just fought at 170. He looked great. Like Cowboy Cerrone beat a lot of guys who were ranked at 170. He did very well at 170 and Conor went there and starched him. Obviously, I love Cowboy, and he’s my boy. But Conor went there and got the job done in less than a minute. So how can people sit here and say Conor doesn’t deserve? “
“And it’s about making history here. He says it is the biggest pound for pound ever in 3 divisions. This is your chance to prove it, go ahead and win a 3rd belt in a 3rd division. So why don’t we do this fight. ”
Finally, Usman alluded to the “notorious” silence, indicating that he was afraid.
“I’ll give him the opportunity, if Conor wants it, let’s do it. But Conor is calm now. Who says no to a photo of the title? I’ve never seen that in history, which says no when the champion says come and get your title. Unless you know you have no chance of winning. It could change the landscape of your fighting career. This is the only chance I can see people saying that I’m going to pass this title right there. ”
McGregor is the 14th welterweight. It is expected to return to the Octagon in July and the best lightweight contenders are busy. The same goes for Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, who laugh at their own fight.
Does this leave Kamaru Usman as the only viable option? Should Conor McGregor go there and have a chance at history?
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