“I offered him a shot and he was silent” claims Kamaru who also provided the reason as being because the Irishman knows “Who the king of the welterweight division is.” Kamaru defended his title when he beat Masvidal at UFC 251.
The Nigerian Nightmare was linked with a fight with Conor McGregor earlier this year. He claims McGregor turned down the opportunity to try and win a third title.
Usman retained his title at UFC 251 on Fight Island earlier this month. He did this with dominating short notice replacement Jorge Masvidal over five rounds.
McGregor had long spoken of his desire to win a belt at a third weight class.And now he moved up to 170 pounds for a second time when he defeated Donald Cerrone in emphatic fashion in January.
He has announced his ‘retirement‘ since then. Usman has accused him of bottling the chance to face him. And also try and win a historic belt at a third weight class.
Speaking to TMZ Sports Usman said: ”I’ve offered him a shot! I said, “Hey if you want it, it’s yours, you got it”, and he was silent”.
”If Conor wants to put my name in his mouth, then come get some“.
Those are some very confident statements from the Nigerian. But sound as if the Nigerian Nightmare is too confident about himself and has forgotten the legacy of Conor McGregor.
The only time Conor gets up to the welterweight division is if he’s able to pick. And choose lightweights with double-digit losses that he can pick off and not have to cut weight to get down to lightweight.
”If Conor wants a piece at welterweight, he knows who the king of the division is. I’m not going anywhere! I’m right here,” said usman.