Conor McGregor stokes flames for Kamaru Usman clash with brutal put down ahead of UFC 246 | UFC | Sport

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Conor McGregor has hit out at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, mocking the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ over his fighting style. Last month, McGregor revealed he had one eye on Usman’s 170lb crown in a cryptic tweet – which caught the champion’s eye.

“More power to him, anything is possible,” Usman said of a potential bout with McGregor a few days after beating Colby Covington at UFC 245. “A fight is a fight, anything can happen.

“But just being real, that’s a tremendous mismatch. I think I would hurt him really, really bad.”

McGregor then confirmed his interest in challenging the Hard Knocks 365 product for his title in an interview ahead with the Mac Life ahead of his UFC 246 showdown with Donald Cerrone, which takes place in Las Vegas early on Sunday morning.

He said: “I liked the look of that welterweight bout, the welterweight title fight.

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And in typical fashion, he emphatically dismissed Usman’s insistence he’d crush his dream of becoming a three-weight world champion.

“How? By holding my f*****g leg?” McGregor asked. “Come on, man. This is not how to fight. I’ll show you how to fight. The people know what’s a scrap and what’s not a scrap. And that method of fighting is not.

“Although the last one [Usman vs. Colby Covington] was a good fight, they both stood, and they had their moments.

“But you know what way you’re trying to fight me.”

UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone fight card

Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone – welterweight bout

Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington – men’s bantamweight bout

Maurice Greene vs Aleksei Oleinik – heavyweight bout

Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso – women’s strawweight bout

Diego Ferreira vs Anthony Pettis – lightweight bout

Prelims

Maycee Barber vs Roxanne Modafferi – women’s flyweight bout

Andre Fili vs Sodiq Yusuff – men’s featherweight bout

Drew Dober vs Nasrat Haqparast – lightweight bout

Grant Dawson vs Chas Skelly – men’s featherweight bout

JJ Aldrich vs Sabina Mazo – women’s flyweight bout

Askar Askarov vs Tim Elliott – men’s flyweight bout

Brian Kelleher vs Ode Osbourne – men’s bantamweight bout

Aleksa Camur vs Justin Ledet – light-heavyweight bout



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