Kamaru Usman claims Conor McGregor avoided to fight with him before retirement

Kamaru Usman claims Conor McGregor avoided to fight with him before retirement

- Kamaru Usman has accused Conor McGregor of refusing to fight him

- The Irish fighter recently announced his retirement from the combat sports

- Usman defended his welterweight crown for the second time against Masvidal

- McGregor has won belts in two-weight divisions in the UFC before moving to welterweight

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Kamaru Usman has claimed that Conor McGregor turned down an offer to fight him for the UFC welterweight championship earlier in the year.

The Nigerian Nightmare successfully defended his welterweight crown against Jorge Masvidal who was given a six-day notice.

The fight was decided in five rounds as all three judges gave the Delta state born wrestler the win at UFC 251.

Kamaru Usman claims Conor McGregor is avoiding to fight with him
Kamaru Usman claims Conor McGregor is avoiding to fight with him. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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On the other hand, McGregor recorded an emphatic win on his comeback fight against Donald Cerrone in just 45 seconds in January.

And the Notorious who is seeking a third belt in a third weight class announced his retirement and Usman has accused him of avoiding a fight with him.

Speaking to TMZ Sports Usman said: "I've offered him a shot! I said, "Hey if you want it, it's yours, you got it, and he was silent.

"If Conor wants to put my name in his mouth, then come get some.

"[A Conor fight is] just a lost cause because we both know Conor.

"The only time Conor gets up to the welterweight division is if he's able to pick and choose lightweights with double-digit losses that he can pick off and not have to cut weight to get down to lightweight.

'If Conor wants a piece at welterweight, he knows who the king of the division is. I'm not going anywhere! I'm right here."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kamaru Usman who broke his nose during the UFC welterweight title fight against Jorge Masvidal has been handed a six-month medical suspension.

Nicknamed ‘The Nigerian Nightmare, Usman who retained his title against the American fighter will not be in action for at least another six months as he is forced to recover.

It was also gathered that the champion will not also be allowed to contact anyone for at least three weeks to allow the nose to properly heal.

Legit.ng also reported that Kamaru Usman retained his UFC welterweight championship following a unanimous point decision win over Jorge Masvidal.

The Nigerian Nightmare successfully defended his belt as he dominated most part of the rounds with his unique wrestling ability.

As expected, the match produced fireworks with the champion scoring a take a down in the first round but the American got himself back from the lock.

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