Lat Sunday night into early Monday morning, McGregor did an impromptu Q&A with fans on Twitter and was asked, “What’s it like to spark people unconscious in three different weight divisions?”
McGregor, a former two-division UFC world champion, responded to the question by saying that if he fought for the welterweight title, he would “spark him too,” him being current 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman.
Tremendous! I love this record! I fight for the 170lb title I will spark him too.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 16, 2021
That would be fastest ko in ufc title fight (13 seconds)
Most knockdowns in ufc title fight (5)
And then another KO in a ufc title fight.
3 title fights. 3 ko’s. 3 new records.
It’s right there! https://t.co/80iI59klPN
Although Usman’s name wasn’t specifically said in McGregor’s tweet, “The Nigerian Nightmare” caught wind of the comments and had some things to say in response.
Spark who?? You must be talking about that pipe you’ve been smoking. Unlike you, if I’m gonna talk shit ill @ U. Now be quiet before I call Poirier or Khabib or Diaz to finish you again #P4P https://t.co/2jSlVOkRXM— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 16, 2021
“Spark who? You must be talking about that pipe you’ve been smoking,” Usman replied. “Unlike you, if I’m gonna talk sh*t, I’ll [tag] you. Now be quite before I call [Dustin] Poirier, Khabib [Nurmagomedov] or [Nate] Diaz to finish you again.”
McGregor suffered consecutive TKO losses to Dustin Poirier to begin his 2021 campaign, the latter taking place in July at UFC 264 where “The Notorious” suffered a broken tibia. McGregor hopes to return to action in 2022 after recovering from the injury.