UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is heading into an important rematch against Jorge Masvidal on April 24, but the fighter seems at least partially interested in drumming up a potential superfight against Conor McGregor. Why else would Usman so blatantly be stealing the Irish superstar’s signature catchphrases? And why else would his manager Ali Abdelaziz lob so much criticism at McGregor in the immediate aftermath in an interview with TMZ Sports?
“Conor McGregor is the biggest piece of s*** scumbag in the sport,” Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports. “Kamaru Usman…if you have a problem with him, fight the man!”
Abdelaziz claimed McGregor was afraid of locking horns with Usman in the UFC’s 170-pound division, and that he’d only dare to say critical things about the welterweight champ via social media.
“But we know Conor doesn’t have the balls…he’s not enough of a man to fight anything like Kamaru,” Abdelaziz said.
Abdelaziz was responding to McGregor’s recent post on Twitter about Usman seemingly copying one of the Irish superstar’s signature catchphrases. McGregor posted, “Am I tripping or is this jackass always at this? Everything I say.”.
Am I tripping or is this jackass always at this? Everything I say. https://t.co/YepbdAW6ut
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 7, 2021
McGregor saw Usman using the “green panty night” phrase in the champ’s latest interview with ESPN, and it seems to have been borrowed from McGregor’s famous “red panty night” phrase the fighter first used back in 2016.
Regardless, McGregor is on his way to facing Dustin Poirier this summer, and Usman is set for his own rematch against Masvidal at UFC 261.
Usman would likely be a huge favorite on the betting market over McGregor, but that fight isn’t likely to happen anytime soon.
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