On Saturday night, Usman successfully defended his welterweight title for the fourth time, knocking out bitter rival Jorge Masvidal in the second round with a clean right hand. The knockout was only the second KO loss of Masvidal’s career and prompted enormous praise from everyone watching, even Masvidal himself. However, there was one man who was less than glowing in his reaction: McGregor.
Earlier this month, Usman used the phrase “green panty night” when talking about Masvidal, a clear reference to McGregor’s famed “red panty night” quip, and while enjoying the fights at UFC 261, the former featherweight and lightweight champion Tweeted his reaction to the main event, suggesting that wasn’t the only thing Usman stole from him and proclaiming he was coming for the welterweight title soon.
Usman even copying my shots now. Am I to fight this guy at some stage?— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021
I think so. Can’t be copying my words and my shots and not get a smack for it. I like 170. It’s mine soon. pic.twitter.com/FEQgj9AsAy
The crowd has me salivating like a dog.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021
I’m a block at 170 guys. Give me till end of year at this 155 weight. I’ll get the strap and then I’ll go up again. After green fungus panties hahaha “cos any one of these fools can get it” - usman— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021
Usman was, of course too busy celebrating his own victory to respond immediately, but when he did, the welterweight champion dismissed “Notorious,” even noting that McGregor’s famed knockout power has not yielded the same results as of late.
Except when I touch you at 170, they go out. They don’t even go out at 155 anymore for you. I finish people. You get finished. https://t.co/URd8wTHvyZ— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) April 26, 2021
Never a man to take things quietly, McGregor went off on the champion, suggesting Usman takes PEDS and calling for the UFC to give him a crack at the 170 title.
Relax there, carbuncles. You big spotty back pox. You were ringside last time I fought at 170. 40 seconds is all it took. Why did you reschedule Burns fight ? What was the reason, that was never given to the public, why that already signed fight was then rescheduled? https://t.co/RDv3RtaO97— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 26, 2021
Never in all my time in this business, which is long before all of these fucking bums, have I ever seen a signed fight get rescheduled with no reason given whatsoever. So said fighter can recover from “undisclosed injuries”. Excuse me what? The fight is signed/sealed/tix sold.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 26, 2021
Fuck these juice heads anyway, I don’t give a bollox. I’m just calling it as it is. I’ve the biggest balls in Ireland with two lump hammers attached to me elbows. Send me in and I’ll pop that big pimple.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 26, 2021
Get 3 belts to go with my 3 commas.
It should be noted that Since 2016, Usman has tested clean for USADA 50 times, including eight times this year already. Fortunately, at least for now, the champion did not deign to drop down to McGregor’s level with baseless accusations, instead he kept it restricted to fairly generic trash talk in response.
I offered you the fight and you went missing. Let’s stay humble young man. I already took your pride. Don’t make me take your whiskey too https://t.co/pHjquMBEuv— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) April 26, 2021
Usman and McGregor have been periodically chirping at one another for years now dating back to when Usman won the welterweight title. For Usman, a fight with McGregor would present an enormous financial opportunity, meanwhile McGregor would have a chance to become the first fighter in UFC history to win titles in three different weight classes. Unfortunately for both men, McGregor currently has his hands full in a trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. But if McGregor can avenge his January loss to Poirier, perhaps the UFC will finally pull the trigger on giving McGregor the welterweight title shot he’s always wanted.
Results. Usman, Namajunas, and Shevchenko won the three title fights at UFC 261.
Catchphrase. Kamaru Usman says that finishing punches of Jorge Masvidal were ‘super necessary’.
Beef. Jake Paul fires back at Dana White, blasts him over fighter pay when comparing UFC to boxing.
Message. Daniel Cormier sends message to Jake Paul sitting cageside at UFC 261 as ‘f*ck Jake Paul’ chant breaks out.
UFC 261 Post Show.
UFC 261 Post Fight Press Conference.
PFL 1 Highlights.
UFC 262 trailer.
This looks extremely safe.
On To The Next One. Matches to make following UFC 261.
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McGregor didn’t just beef with Usman this weekend, he also got into a skirmish Poirier and Gaethje, even denying Poirier’s request to have their third fight happen at welterweight. He also used Weidman’s horrific injury as a pretext to entirely dismiss the low calf kick, you know, the thing that he admits worked him over in his rematch with Poirier. Totally normal one for Conor this weekend.
Hoping Chris Weidman has full recovery! Never nice to see.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021
Crazy is the calf kick. No skill, balance, or flexibility, or anything does it take. It’s like watching a punt of a pig skin in the 50s. Up the yard!
Crazy how it can go either way. One great for you, or real bad against
He had to have a load of micro fractures in the leg possibly for it snap then. The placement of the kick was nice enough. It wasn’t fully checked. He hit the meat. Enough of it anyway. Had to have been damaged over time without knowing. Wear and tear.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021
Careful on them kicks lads!
I'm going to beat your ass July 10th— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 25, 2021
Dooooo it. All bark @USMAN84kg will fucking kill you. At least you will get knocked out when your the mean McNuggets— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) April 25, 2021
Lets do it at 170lbs. 3 fights 3 different weight classes— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 25, 2021
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 25, 2021
Wtf guys one of the fan pages put this up. I didn’t know I ever took a pic with this dweeb. Back when I was tearing up the 145 division I didn’t even know who the fuck this gack eye even was. I’m at this game years man. Concrete block hands. Gack eye and el cockeye - Two 155 bums pic.twitter.com/PKApljE1e2— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021
It’s time to really start caving heads in properly with these hammers of mine.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021
Blessed sons of Mother Africa pic.twitter.com/QeGGJ7IiJ8— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) April 25, 2021
I been saying Jorge is shit for 3 years now. Do you believe me yet? #fakeBMF— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) April 25, 2021
I don’t believe in Karma. If you fight long enough shit happens.— Funky (@Benaskren) April 25, 2021
I’m going to say it for all you fat pimple face casuals, GSP move out the way. There’s a new welterweight goat and his name is the Nigerian Nightmare. Congrats on the awesome performance @usman84kg next stop Goat mountain pic.twitter.com/FOWmkKulrV— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) April 25, 2021
This is not a good curse.
Sorry but I think I did start this leg injury curse chain .... Wallace vs Côté , Côté vs Silva, Silva vs Weidman, Weidman vs Hall ... if I’m Hall I don’t feel safe ... #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/mZTEMjQ4Yb— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) April 25, 2021
Such cleverness on both sides.
You can always root my out of your mouth. Don’t worry, it’s legal. https://t.co/K73u7wrD26— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 25, 2021
Israel Adesanya (20-1) vs. Marvin Vettori (17-3-1); UFC 263, June 12.
I rarely say this but McGregor is right, Usman did steal that combo from him. Anyone who is truly a student of the game knows Conor McGregor invented the lead hook-rear straight combo in 2014. Before that, fist fights were restricted to one punch aside from each man until the other one gave up.
Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.
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