Conor McGregor vows to fight Kamaru Usman and accuses UFC star of COPYING his shots against Jorge Masvidal
CONOR MCGREGOR wants to fight UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the future.
The 32-year-old Irishman, who is set to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July, has accused Usman of copying his shots against Jorge Masvidal.
Taking to Twitter, McGregor wrote: "Usman even copying my shots now. Am I to fight this guy at some stage?
"I think so. Can’t be copying my words and my shots and not get a smack for it. I like 170 [the welterweight division]. It’s mine soon.
"I’m a block at 170 guys. Give me till end of year at this 155 weight. I’ll get the strap [lightweight belt] and then I’ll go up again."
McGregor's comments are a little bit surprising considering his modest 2-1 welterweight record, famously losing his debut to Nate Diaz in 2016.
Although the former lightweight and featherweight champ went on to avenge the defeat five months later – beating Diaz by a majority decision – he's picked up just two UFC wins since that rematch.
Usman, meanwhile, is at the top of his game.
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Since defeating Tyron Woodley to win the welterweight title in 2019, he's successfully defended the belt four times – knocking out Masvidal at UFC 261.
The 33-year-old has a 19-1 record and hasn't lost an MMA bout since May 2013.
If McGregor is serious about competing again, he will have to avenge his January loss to Poirier before he starts thinking about Usman.
Should he fail to regain his UFC mantle, there may be the possibility of a scrap with YouTuber Jake Paul after the Irishman called him a 'blogger jackass'.
Paul has taunted McGregor and ex-boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, claiming he'll be the biggest pay-per-view star in history.
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