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UFC: Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman calls out Conor McGregor for a showdown

Nigeria’s UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman might be going into the octagon in a UFC showdown against Conor McGregor.

Usman’s main title challenger, Jorge Masvidal, is seeking a rematch with Nate Diaz, who he defeated in November 2019 and Usman’s manager publicly challenged Conor McGregor to seize the opportunity to go toe-to-toe against the Auchi-born fighter who is nicknamed “The Nigerian Nightmare.”

Usman’s Manager, Ali Abdelaziz, in a tweet, he publicly called out the Irishman, revealing that Usman would defeat him in two rounds.

“It looks like number one contender wants to fight Nate Diaz now. Good for him. Conor McGregor, hey you want a title shot? Come to daddy, Usman will give you one and he promises first two rounds without takedowns, only slaps.”

33-year old Kamaru Usman has been out of action since December 2019 where he knocked out Colby Covington and believes he’ll do the same to McGregor if the fight is fixed.

“I really don’t understand why you all want this man DEAD!” he tweeted

MacGregor, 31, recently made a winning return to the Octagon with a 40 – second defeat of Donald Cerrone in January in the welterweight division.

However, former UFC heavyweight and light -heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has warned McGregor against going against Kamaru Usman.

“I don’ t want to see Conor fight Kamaru Usman. I don’t want to see that fight. He (Usman) is too big, and not only so big but also skilled and , and not only so big and tough” and tough,” he told DC and Helwani.

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