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Kamaru Usman responds to Conor McGregor’s ‘spark’ comments

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Kamaru Usman weighs in with war paint.
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Kamaru Usman didn’t take too kindly to Conor McGregor’s recent prediction if a matchup between the two is ever put together.

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.

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,” 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.”

Currently, the plan is for Usman to defend his title against Colby Covington in November at UFC 268 in a rematch from their highly competitive bout at UFC 245.

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.

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