Kamaru Usman has turn into probably the most dominant UFC champions in latest reminiscence.
He’s on the verge of clearing out the highest contenders within the welterweight division and he’s gone from tough to beat grappler to all-around hazard.
Lately, Conor McGregor urged he’d prefer to battle for the welterweight title at some stage and turn into the primary three-weight division champion in UFC historical past.
To do this, he’d should beat the formidable Usman, a person who’s quantity two on UFC’s pound-for-pound checklist and presently on a 14-win streak within the welterweight division, the most-ever at 170lbs.
McGregor represents a titan within the business. A field workplace sensation who was the primary man eve to turn into a double champion in UFC, however Usman doesn’t suppose he’s the person he was.
“Loudmouth,” Usman mentioned when requested for his ideas on McGregor by ESPN. “He does extra speaking now than he does preventing. If he desires to battle me he is aware of the place to seek out me, we are able to make that battle occur.
“’Proper now, he’s extra of a loudmouth. He’s a man that may compete however he’s not the champion, Conor McGregor, he’s not the double champion. He’s not that man anymore.”
“He’s only a man that’s within the UFC… if he wasn’t Conor and hasn’t achieved the issues that he has achieved he can be only a common fighter,” Usman added.
“He’s only a common fighter with some huge cash, lots of hype and lots of recognition.”
“The outdated Conor, the hungry Conor, that was the fighter that fighters revered. Now, not that we don’t respect him in any respect – he’s a UFC fighter – however he’s only a common fighter.’”
Jake Paul is one other man to enter Usman’s radar not too long ago. The YouTuber turned skilled boxer has made a behavior out of calling out UFC stars after his victory over Ben Askren, however he could have bitten off greater than he can chew with the Nigerian Nightmare.
“I don’t essentially look after the battle, however once you see… there may be lots of work I’ve put into my sport to get into the place I’m in and then you definately see these guys saying ‘I need to problem this man, this man’ it’s disrespectful,’ he mentioned of Paul.
“I need to exit and ship him a transparent message and harsh punishment. I feel the cheque must have eight zeros in it!
“I didn’t concentrate earlier than, he was only a common man working his mouth however as soon as he made the feedback he made about DC, DC isn’t just probably the most revered guys within the sport he’s additionally a superb, shut pal. As soon as I noticed these feedback that once I took discover.
“If I’m able to present these guys a lesson then completely. As a result of they’re about my weight, in the event that they ever needed to battle I might be the man they must battle. his brother is preventing Floyd however that battle doesn’t make sense as a result of Floyd is giving up virtually 50 kilos to those guys.
“I’m their weight, I’m the man for them to choose on, I’m the man to self-discipline these guys and if it is sensible then in fact we’ll do it, however it can want lots of zeros.”