UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has questioned whether Conor McGregor really wants to die by challenging him to a fight for the title.
McGregor recently posted the numbers 145, 155, 170 on his Twitter, which seems to refer to him adding the 170-lb championship to his belt collection consisting of the 145 and 155 category titles.
Kamaru Usman: “He must want to die”
Current champion Usman has reacted to the Irishman’s post by questioning his sanity and will to live.
“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. You just sit down, little man, sit down. Learn to walk before you can run because I would hurt that guy.”
Conor McGregor will be fighting Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, competing in the welterweight category for the second time in his career. UFC President Dana White has already indicated that a second clash between McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov is also on the cards, but they both fighters need to win their fights first.