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Monday, May 24, 2021

Kamaru Usman Takes Poke at Conor McGregor, Says Star’s “Just a Regular Fighter”

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By FCF Staff

Conor McGregor has repeatedly said he intends to add the UFC’s welterweight title to his resume. But, it doesn’t sound like the man who holds that belt, Kamaru Usman, sees that happening.

McGregor continues to make bold statements, despite the fact he was taken out by Dustin Poirier in their rematch this past January. The two are set to fight in a rubber match July 10.

Recently Usman spoke with ESPN, and while discussing the former featherweight and lightweight champ, he said this (quotes via MMA Fighting).

“He’s a loudmouth. He’s a guy that can compete but he’s not the champion, Conor McGregor. He’s not the double champion. He’s not that guy anymore. He’s just a guy that’s in the UFC. If he wasn’t Conor, hasn’t done the things that he’s done, he would just be a regular fight.

“The level of respect he gets now, he’s just a regular fighter with a lot of money and a lot of hype and recognition. The old Conor, the hungry Conor, that was the fighter that fighters respected. Now, not that we don’t respect him at all, he’s still a UFC fighter, but he’s just a regular fighter.”

The 34-year-old champion also said this about the star.

“Loudmouth. Just a loudmouth. He does more talking now than he does fighting. Conor McGregor’s not someone I worry about ever.”

Usman (19-1) is coming off an emphatic knockout of Jorge Masvidal in April. The fighter has won 18 straight fights.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:10 am
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