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Kamaru Usman opens as huge betting favorite over Conor McGregor in hypothetical title bout

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Kamaru Usman opens as a -350 betting favorite over Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor is a force to be reckoned with at 155 pounds but, at welterweight, the oddsmakers don’t like The Irishman’s chances against Kamaru Usman.

Oddsmakers released betting odds for Usman vs. McGregor following Ali Abdelaziz’ offer to ‘The Notorious’ at the weekend, and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has opened as the huge betting favorite.

Bookmakers BetOnline.ag have Usman — the reigning UFC welterweight champion — listed as the -350 favorite and former UFC featherweight and lightweight champ McGregor listed as the +285 underdog.

Usman posted earlier this week that he would completely have his way with McGregor in the Octagon and that the SBG Ireland standout would ‘do nothin’.

“I really don’t understand why you all want this man DEAD!!! I’d shag him in there and he’d “DO NOTHIN” FOH.” Usman wrote on Twitter.

Usman last fought at UFC 245, where he retained his welterweight title with a fifth-round TKO win over Colby Covington in what was perhaps the most entertaining title bout of the year.

McGregor, 31, hasn’t fought since his 40-second TKO of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246. The former two-division champ is currently under ‘lockdown’ in Ireland and has called for a lightweight title bout with newly-crowned interim champ Justin Gaethje.