Shortly after Kamaru Usman impressively dispatched Jorge Masvidal for his fourth straight title defense, Conor McGregor somewhat predictably inserted himself into the conversation again.
Like he regularly does on big UFC events, McGregor tried to steal some of the spotlight from UFC 261 by claiming that the welterweight champion was simply “copying” his punches. He used the Poirier fight to illustrate him also throwing straight punches, but Usman was quick to point out that he badly lost that fight by TKO.
Except when I touch you at 170, they go out. They don’t even go out at 155 anymore for you. I finish people. You get finished. https://t.co/URd8wTHvyZ— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) April 26, 2021
Like he did with Diaz earlier in the month, McGregor just again resorted to throwing even more unfounded steroid accusations.
Relax there, carbuncles. You big spotty back pox. You were ringside last time I fought at 170. 40 seconds is all it took. Why did you reschedule Burns fight ? What was the reason, that was never given to the public, why that already signed fight was then rescheduled? https://t.co/RDv3RtaO97— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 26, 2021
Never in all my time in this business, which is long before all of these fucking bums, have I ever seen a signed fight get rescheduled with no reason given whatsoever. So said fighter can recover from “undisclosed injuries”. Excuse me what? The fight is signed/sealed/tix sold.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 26, 2021
Fuck these juice heads anyway, I don’t give a bollox. I’m just calling it as it is. I’ve the biggest balls in Ireland with two lump hammers attached to me elbows. Send me in and I’ll pop that big pimple.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 26, 2021
Get 3 belts to go with my 3 commas.
Usman shrugged off his comments and brought up how McGregor already declined to fight him last year.
I offered you the fight and you went missing. Let’s stay humble young man. I already took your pride. Don’t make me take your whiskey too https://t.co/pHjquMBEuv— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) April 26, 2021
As Usman noted, McGregor has been finished in two of his last three bouts, and only has one win in almost five years. The former two-division champion is technically 2-1 at 170 lbs, although he’s only faced two career lightweights in that division in Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone.
Usman, on the other hand, is unbeaten in six years with the UFC. The dominant welterweight titlist is 14-0 in the UFC, 19-1 overall, and has three finishes in his four title defenses.