UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman does not think Conor McGregor would fair well with him in the cage.
Former featherweight and lightweight champ McGregor recently tweeted “145. 155. 170.” seemingly implying his intentions of perhaps targeting a third UFC title at welterweight.
“He must want to die,” Usman said. “I mean like, what? He must want to die. This is not ’45, ’55. Like I will – you saw what Khabib (Nurmagomedov) did to him. Like, I’m – oh, my God. It wouldn’t even be fair if I fought Conor.”
“Much respect to Conor for what he’s done for this sport and transcended it but nah, this ain’t what you want,” Usman said. “You just sit down, little man, sit down. Learn to walk before you can run because I would hurt that guy.”
McGregor returns to action at UFC 246 on January 18 when he takes on Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.