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.
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.
It would present an opportunity for the Notorious to potentially make further UFC history in becoming a three-weight world champion.
Rumours strongly circling now that Kamaru Usman v Conor McGregor will headline UFC's July 4th card for the welterweight title. pic.twitter.com/EDMGXQVrrL- Lewis Simpson MMA (@LGS_MMA) May 24, 2020
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.
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.