Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman exchanged in a confrontation on Twitter not too long ago. The banter attracted the eye of Ali Abdelaziz, the CEO of Dominance MMA who manages Kamaru Usman and Justin Gaethje. He additionally managed Khabib Nurmagomedov throughout his time within the UFC.
Conor McGregor ultimately concerned Usman’s teammate Justin Gaethje by mocking ‘The Spotlight’ with a photograph from a few years in the past. Ali Abdelaziz responded by saying that ‘Infamous’ turned down a combat in opposition to Justin Gaethje when he had the possibility.
The fascinating factor right here is that there is likely to be some reality to this assertion. Again in September 2020, Conor McGregor engaged in a really public spat with UFC president Dana White by publishing a few of their non-public messages on social media. Naturally, the UFC’s head honcho wasn’t glad about this flip of occasions.
Justin Gaethje chimed in by backing up the UFC president, saying McGregor had the chance to combat ‘The Spotlight’ in January of that yr when Gaethje referred to as ‘Infamous’ out, however the latter by no means responded.
Apparently sufficient, Conor selected to combat Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at welterweight that January, as a substitute of combating a high-ranked light-weight like Justin Gaethje.
Conor McGregor was ranked within the prime 5 of the light-weight division on the time however was unranked in welterweight. So his selection of opponent was positively fascinating, to say the least.
We won’t actually say how a lot reality there’s to the declare that McGregor selected to not combat Gaethje again in January of 2020. However it has been stated earlier than that Conor McGregor will get to select and select his opponents owing to his star energy.
Dan Hooker not too long ago reiterated the identical in an interview with Submission Radio. Nevertheless, he additionally stated that Justin Gaethje had a possibility to combat Conor McGregor this yr, however blew it by passing a remark about how McGregor was a nasty husband. On listening to this, ‘Infamous’ determined to alter his thoughts and shifted his selection of opponent to Dustin Poirier as a substitute.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will face off at UFC 264 on July tenth for his or her trilogy bout. Poirier is assured he’ll beat McGregor whereas ‘Infamous’ desperately must win as a result of he at the moment has a 1-2 report at light-weight.
Conor McGregor assaults Kamaru Usman in Twitter tirade:
In a latest submit on social media, Conor McGregor claimed that Kamaru Usman “copied his strikes” to knock out Jorge Masvidal. The Irishman appears to assume he owns a patent on the hook-to-cross mixture.
McGregor went so far as to say that he’ll combat Usman for the welterweight belt. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ fired again saying he knocks individuals out at 170 kilos and that ‘Infamous’ turned down the combat when Usman provided it to him.
The social media back-and-forth continued, in typical Conor McGregor trend. This is not the primary time McGregor has tried to steer the highlight away from a pay-per-view occasion or fighter. Naturally, Usman’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz chimed in owing to the historical past he has with Conor McGregor.
For now, Conor McGregor desperately must chill out his Twitter fingers and give attention to his combat with Dustin Poirier. His followers additionally made it identified that he wouldn’t final within the octagon in opposition to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’. If McGregor loses to Poirier, we might very nicely see him retire from MMA.