- Conor McGregor has hinted at possible fight with 'Nigerian nightmare' Kamaru Usman
- The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion gave the hint after Usman's win over Covington
- Kamaru defeated Colby Covington to retain his UFC welterweight on Sunday morning
Former UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, has reacted to Kamaru Usman's win over Colby Covington with a cryptic message hinting at a potential fight between him and the UFC welterweight champ.
Kamaru Usman walked into the octagon like a warrior and staged his 'nightmare' presence with an awe-inspiring performance that went down as one of the best in the history of UFC.
The "Nigerian nightmare" was on breath-taking form as he defeated his US challenger Colby Covington on Sunday morning, December 15, through a brutal knock-out to retain his UFC welterweight belt.
Usman became the undisputed UFC welterweight champ earlier this year with a defeat of American fighter and actor Tyron Woodley.
On Sunday, the Auchi-born star replicated his ruthless dominance on Covington in a fight that saw him break the jaw on his challenger.
And McGregor, who is set for a sensational return to the octagon at 170lbs, quickly posted on his Twitter "145. 155. 170."
His message suggested that a fight with the Usman could be on the cards.
Meanwhile, the Irish mixed martial artist and boxer will make his sensational return on January 18 against Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout at UFC 246.
Known for always courting controversy, McGregor was banned after his last fight against Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov which he lost on knock-out.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that British fighter Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his heavyweight titles six months after initially losing them to Andy Ruiz.
The 30-year-old boxer won the bout through unanimous decision having amassed more points than his opponent in the bout.
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