Conor McGregor Fires Back At Kamaru Usman's "Tremendous Mismatch" Claim
Conor McGregor says he'll show Kamaru Usman how to fight in response to his "tremendous mismatch" claim.
McGregor returns to the Octagon on Saturday when he faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.
He has laid out his plans for 2020 which includes fights at lightweight and welterweight. He's eyeing the likes of Jorge Masvidal and UFC welterweight champion Usman, whose warned McGregor about challenging him for his title.
Usman has said he would be a "nightmare" for McGregor and insists he'll "hurt him really, really bad" in a scathing assessment.
My man @TheNotoriousMMA please just go in there and take your L from cowboy. Don't even dream of this WW strap because that dream can turn into an Nightmare fast.- KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) January 4, 2020
The Irishman has since responded to Usman's claim by telling him he'd show him how to fight while praising his last fight
"How? By holding my f**king leg? Come on, man. This is not how to fight. I'll show you how to fight," he told ESPN.
"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."
Conor McGregor has just sat down and addressed absolutely everything in one of his most honest interviews yet. https://t.co/qyMEUcjVkZ- SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 13, 2020
Speaking about a potential match-up with McGregor, Usman explained: "More power to him, anything is possible. 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."
Usman last fought at UFC 245 when he defended his UFC welterweight title in style by stopping Colby Covington.