With UFC ‘BMF’ champ Jorge Masvidal keen to run things back with Nate Diaz, Kamaru Usman might be without an opponent.
Step in Conor McGregor.
That’s right — Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has offered ‘The Notorious’ a title shot against Usman, trying to goad McGregor into the matchup by promising a strict boxing/kickboxing match for the first two rounds.
It looks like #1 contender wants to fight Nate Diaz now . Good for him @TheNotoriousMMA hey you want a title shot ? Come to daddy @USMAN84kg will give you one and he promise first 2 rounds without takedowns only slaps— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) May 24, 2020
“It looks like #1 contender wants to fight Nate Diaz now. Good for him @TheNotoriousMMA hey you want a title shot ? Come to daddy @USMAN84kg will give you one and he promise first 2 rounds without takedowns only slaps,” Abdelaziz posted on Saturday.
McGregor has yet to respond but the former UFC two-division champ is currently without an opponent. The Irishman has stated his interest in becoming the UFC’s first-ever three-weight champ but, make no mistake about it, McGregor would be massively undersized against ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’.
McGregor hasn’t fought since his 40-second TKO stoppage of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 but is eager to get back in the cage as soon as possible, recently calling for a title bout versus newly-crowned interim lightweight champ Justin Gaethje.
Usman, 33, last fought at UFC 245, where he earned a fifth-round TKO over Colby Covington to retain his welterweight title. The bout was widely considered one of the best title fights of 2019.