Kamaru Usman, a Nigerian-born MMA champion, has hasn’t backed down from his war of words with his Irish rival, Conor McGregor.
The duo have been trading words in past weeks ever since the Irishman accused the UFC’s welterweight champion of stealing his promotional one-liners as he feels that the Usman needs to be more original with his content.
Kamaru Usman, dubbed the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ will take on Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 in Jacksonville on Saturday night in his welterweight title defense, while McGregor will take on Dustin Poirier for a third time on July 10.
When asked about the prospect of fighting McGregor, Usman claimed he had offered the Notorious a fight but he was not interested in taking it up.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Usman said: ‘Conor knows he doesn’t want those problems.
‘I’ve offered him a title fight… I’ve given Conor the shot. Conor, you have the shot if you want it.
‘Conor doesn’t want it, you know? At the end of the day, he won’t say my name, as well. He was silent.’
When he was then asked how a fight between the two of them would play out, Usman replied: ‘Come on, man. Come on.
‘That’s not even… It’s so bad that’s not even something I entertain in my mind anymore, because that’s just how savage a beating that would be.
‘That’s not even something I entertain in my mind. It’s almost a waste of brainpower with what I would do to him.
‘I’m proud of Conor for everything he is done and give him credit for that. But if you want to challenge me, that’s not even a challenge. It doesn’t make sense.’