Kamaru Usman snaps back at Conor McGregor and tells Irishman he will ‘call Poirier, Khabib or Diaz to finish him again’ after injured UFC star warned he would ‘spark’ champion
- Conor McGregor said he will ‘spark’ Kamaru Usman if he moves to welterweight
- Irishman hinted at ambitions in Twitter Q&A but ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ hit back
- He wrote: ‘Spark who? You must be talking about that pipe you’ve been smoking’
- McGregor will not fight again until 2022 as he is recovering from a broken leg
Kamaru Usman hit back at Conor McGregor after the injured Irishman said he will move up and ‘spark’ the UFC’s 170-pound champion.
In a Q&A on Twitter, McGregor was asked how it felt to knock three fighters unconscious across three different weight classes.
He replied: ‘Tremendous! I love this record! I fight for the 170lb title I will spark him too. That would be fastest KO in a UFC title fight (13 seconds). Most knockdowns in UFC title fight (5). And then another KO in a UFC title fight. Three title fights. Three KOs. Three new records. It’s right there!’
Kamaru Usman (left) hit back at Conor McGregor (right) after the Irishman said he’s ‘spark’ him
Usman struck back, making a dig at the Dubliner by namechecking the fighters he has lost to during his time in the UFC.
He wrote: ‘Spark who?? You must be talking about that pipe you’ve been smoking. Unlike you, if I’m gonna talk s*** I’ll @ U. Now be quiet before I call Poirier or Khabib or Diaz to finish you again.’
McGregor is sidelined and will not fight until next year as he recovers from a broken leg suffered in his third fight against Poirier.
He had been well beaten in the first round but the doctor’s intervention meant fans were denied a clean ending either way.
Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal in April and extended his reign as welterweight champion
The ‘Notorious’ expects to walk right in for a title shot at lightweight when he returns to action but has had his hand raised just once inside the octagon since 2016.
He beat Donald Cerrone at 170-pounds last year but would be a betting underdog against Usman if that fight was ever to be made.
Meanwhile, Usman is ranked No 2 on the UFC’s pound-for-pound list and has been dominating the welterweight division.
His KO win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 was incredibly impressive and extended his record to 19-1 with his last defeat coming more than seven years ago prior to entering the organisation.
Next up for the 34-year-old is a rematch with Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 268 on November 6.
McGregor is set for a spell on the sidelines until 2022 as he recovers from his broken leg