UFC Welterweight Champion’ Kamaru Usman has called out Conor McGregor for ‘going quiet’ over title shot offer.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’s manager Ali Abdelaziz on Monday put the proposal to the Irishman, a former two-weight champion who has expressed interest in a summer return.
However, Mcgregor has been silent on Twitter ever since he released the “GOAT THREAD.”
Usman was expected to defend his against Jorge Masvidal (35-15), but the No.1 contender has expressed interest in a non-title rematch against Nate Diaz in recent days.
If Masvidal is not available, Usman and his team are keen for McGregor to be his next challenger.
In a chat with ESPN on Tuesday, ‘Usman (16-1) said: “This will be history. Like I know a lot of people are trying to s**t on it like Conor doesn’t deserve it. Okay, but the next guy they would be deserving of the fight would be Leon Edwards. He can’t get into the country. So what?”
“If Conor can make this fight happen, why wouldn’t we fight Conor? He just fought at 170. He looked great. Like Cowboy Cerrone beat a lot of guys that were ranked at 170. He did very well at 170 and Conor went out there and starched him. Obviously I like Cowboy, and he’s my guy. But Conor went out there and got the job done in less than a minute. So how can people sit here and say Conor is not deserving?”
“And this is about making history here. He says he’s the pound for pound greatest of all time across 3 divisions. This is your chance to prove it, go out there and win a 3rd belt in a 3rd division. So why wouldn’t we make that fight.”
Usman added that McGregor is quiet about his challenge because the ‘Notorious One’sma is afraid of him.
“I’m gonna give him the opportunity, if Conor wants, let’s do it. But Conor’s quiet now. Who says no to a title shot? I’ve never seen this in history, who says no when the champ says come and get your title shot. Unless you know you have no chance in hell of winning. This might change the landscape of your fighting career ever. That’s the only chance I can see people saying im’ma pass on that title shot right there.”