Conor McGregor Has Choice Words For Former Welterweight Champ Kamaru Usman
One of the biggest upsets in UFC history just happened a few days ago, and we’re already talking about Conor McGregor. What a funny world the UFC is.
The former two-division champ (self-branded as the Champ Champ) had some choice words for Kamaru Usman, who lost his Welterweight Championship to Leon Edwards on Saturday thanks to a (literal) last minute knockout in the fifth round. McGregor hasn’t fought since July 2021 but has managed to stay in the headlines every chance he gets.
After Usman took a nap at UFC 278, McGregor took to Twitter to share some thoughts. “Who’s the pound for pound now,” McGregor initially tweeted after Saturday night’s fight. He followed it up with “I’ll tell you who. The one who it’s been all along. The one. The Only. Me, Motherf***ers. Stay Tuned.”
What an angry little leprechaun.
The UFC world has taken notice of McGregor’s remarks, with Welterweight contender Belal Muhammad seemingly the most upset. “Even Conor McGregor, where you know how it feels to lose in a championship fight, you know what it feels to lose in front of family, man,” he said. “These guys that kick a guy when he’s down, it just shows what kind of person they are. They’re just looking for that attention. Conor McGregor is looking for that attention, Jake Paul is looking for that attention.”
“Karma’s going to come back to you,” continued Muhammad. “Especially a guy like Conor who, literally, you haven’t won a fight in five years, all you do is tweet when a big fight is coming on. You can have all the money in the world, but you don’t have any attention any more and that’s what you crave the most. You don’t have anybody screaming your name any more and that’s what you want the most. So it just shows ... it’s kind of pathetic where guys are now.”
The pseudo-lightweight champion Charles Oliveira also decided to capitalize on the McGregor news, saying he asked for the McGregor fight “multiple times,” but either the UFC or Conor himself turned it down. Oliveira believes that a win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 will put him on the right path to a McGregor fight.
Oliviera is currently the underdog in that fight, sitting at +140 according to the BetMGM Sportsbook. If you want to get in on the action, be sure to check out the odds at any of these New Jersey Online Casinos.