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Conor McGregor's Damning Response When Asked Who He Wants To Fight Between Masvidal And Usman

Conor McGregor's Damning Response When Asked Who He Wants To Fight Between Masvidal And Usman

Conor McGregor aimed a dig at Kamaru Usman when he was asked about a potential showdown with the UFC welterweight champion.

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McGregor makes his eagerly-awaited UFC comeback on Saturday when he faces Donald Cerrone.

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And ahead of his UFC 246 return fight, the Irishman fielded questions from the media. He was asked about possible future fights with the 31-year-old declaring his interest in fighting both Jorge Masvidal and Usman.

But he's not all that excited about a potential clash with 'The Nigerian Nightmare', savagely branding his style as "the sniff-the-jockstrap".

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Speaking on Wednesday, he said: "That's an interesting one, what would I be interested in more - I'd take both.

"I would like that bad motherf**ker title, that belt, then I'd like the gold.

"For me, the gold has a bit more significance to it, especially since the way the 'BMF' fight finished. I thought we were robbed of a classic contest there. I thought it was only kicking into gear rounds 4 and 5. But they're both exciting bouts.

"I'd say probably the more exciting of the bouts would probably be myself versus Jorge, from a stylistic standpoint. Usman kind of has the similar style of Khabib [Nurmagomedov], the sniff-the-jockstrap style," he added.

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McGregor also said "never say never" regarding a potential rematch with Jose Aldo.

"I don't know. I'm in a great spot not having to cut weight right now," he said while laughing.

"It's easy for me to say oh yeah, I'll do it but cutting weight, it's tough. Like I said, that's why I had immense respect for Jose [Aldo]. I knew the media was saying he's cutting too much weight, and this that and the other, but I knew by his physique and his body that he put immense work into that.

"I have an understanding because I know what it feels like. I'll never say never."

'The Notorious' would welcome a trilogy bout with Nate Diaz, too.

"Nate Diaz was a hell of a competitor, we can still compete that trilogy," he said.

Who do you want to see McGregor fight in the UFC? Let us know.

Topics: Masvidal, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, Usman, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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