Because it seems, in line with Kamaru Usman, Conor McGregor may have had a welterweight title struggle already.
Kamaru Usman efficiently retained the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 261, persevering with his successful streak and additional cementing his place in UFC welterweight historical past.
He additionally has been considered one of a number of targets of Conor McGregor’s tweets over the previous week or so, with McGregor claiming Usman is stealing all the pieces from his quotables to his hanging.
McGregor has threatened to return as much as welterweight and take the championship away from Usman. However in line with Usman, McGregor had the chance to and didn’t take it.
Usman responded to McGregor’s current verbal jabs at him on Twitter by claiming McGregor went radio silent when provided an opportunity to problem Usman for the UFC welterweight title.
Kamaru Usman says Conor McGregor didn’t take alternative to struggle for welterweight title: ‘I already took your delight’
On the identical day of those tweets from Usman, Dustin Poirier tweeted out an thought of him and McGregor probably competing at welterweight for his or her trilogy bout, which is scheduled for July 10 at UFC 264. McGregor declined.
McGregor and Poirier competed as featherweights of their first struggle and lightweights of their second.
McGregor has competed at 170 3 times in his UFC profession — each fights in opposition to Nate Diaz in 2016 and his bout with Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.
Usman, who hasn’t tasted defeat within the UFC, gained the UFC welterweight title at UFC 235, defeating Tyron Woodley. He’s since retained the championship in opposition to Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal (twice) and Gilbert Burns.
His 14 consecutive wins are essentially the most in UFC welterweight historical past and he’s two wins shy of tying Anderson Silva for the longest win streak in UFC historical past.
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