Kamaru Usman has responded after Conor McGregor recently declared his intentions of fighting for the promotions welterweight title.
Earlier today, the Irish superstar revealed that welterweight standouts Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington, and Kamaru Usman were all on his radar.
McGregor will make his highly anticipated Octagon return at next weekend’s UFC 246 event in Las Vegas, where he will square off with Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout.
While he is not taking ‘Cowboy’ for granted, Conor McGregor already has some lofty goals for 2020.
“I’m not going to 170 just for Jorge,” McGregor explained. “I liked the look of that welterweight bout, the welterweight title fight,” McGregor continued. “I like the look Kamaru Usman, the look of Colby. I’m open to it all at 170.”
It didn’t take too long for the welterweight champ to respond.
My man @TheNotoriousMMA please just go in there and take your L from cowboy. Don’t even dream of this WW strap because that dream can turn into an Nightmare fast.
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) January 4, 2020
McGregor has competed at welterweight on two occasions in the past. In both of those fights, the Irishman took on Nate Diaz. The first time around at UFC 196 the ‘Stockton Slugger’ won by submission. In their rematch at UFC 202, it was McGregor who would emerge victorious by majority decision.