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Conor McGregor 'Offered Title Shot' Against UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman

Conor McGregor 'Offered Title Shot' Against UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman

Conor McGregor has been offered a title shot against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman by the Nigerian Nightmare's manager.

Ali Abdelaziz, who also manages Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, has regularly gone back and forth with McGregor over the last couple of years.

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And last night, Abdelaziz proposed a title shot for the Irishman against his other championship-holding client and says Usman would put him away in two rounds without using any takedowns.

Jorge Masvidal is the No.1 contender and has been slated to face Usman for some time now, but as Abdelaziz is alluding to, it seems as though 'Gamebred' has his eyes set on a rematch with Nate Diaz - with both expressing interest after the disappointing finish to what was an epic war inside the Octagon for the BMF title back in November.

And if Masvidal was to prefer that as his next fight, Abdelaziz will push for McGregor to meet Usman for the 170lbs title.

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It would present an opportunity for the Notorious to potentially make further UFC history in becoming a three-weight world champion.

He knocked off both Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez to hold the UFC featherweight and lightweight titles simultaneously - something which had not been done previously.

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Image: PA

McGregor is 2-1 at welterweight in UFC. He tapped out to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in his welterweight debut before levelling matters in the gruelling rematch at UFC 202.

His last fight was at 170lbs when he made quick work of Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone and stopped him inside 40 seconds in his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 246.

Usman has been atop the welterweight division since March 2019 after beating Tyron Woodley via decision and successfully defended his belt against former interim champion Colby Covington in December.

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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