UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman insists he’s ready to give Conor McGregor a chance to challenge for the title if he’s interested.
Usman revealed he’s offering the Irishman a chance of a lifetime to become the first man to win a title in three different categories in the UFC history.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is however frustrated by the lack of response from Conor McGregor who impressively stepped up to 170-pounds in January to demolish Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in 40 seconds.
‘I’m gonna give him the opportunity, if Conor wants, let’s do it,’ Kamaru Usman said, But Conor’s quiet now. Who says no to a title shot? I’ve never seen this in history, who says no when the champ says come and get your title shot?
‘Unless you know you have no chance in hell of winning. This might change the landscape of your fighting career ever. That’s the only chance I can see people saying “I’m going to pass on that title shot right there”.’
‘If Conor can make this fight happen, why wouldn’t we fight Conor? He just fought at 170. He looked great. Like Cowboy Cerrone beat a lot of guys that were ranked at 170.
“And this is about making history here, he added. ‘He says he’s the pound for pound greatest of all time across 3 divisions. This is your chance to prove it, go out there and win a 3rd belt in a 3rd division. So why wouldn’t we make that fight?’
‘He did very well at 170 and Conor went out there and starched him. Obviously I like Cowboy, and he’s my guy. But Conor went out there and got the job done in less than a minute. So how can people sit here and say Conor is not deserving?’ he said.
Kamaru Usman might have to continue waiting as McGregor could be facing the winner of Justin Gaethje against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title.