Kamaru Usman’s idea of Conor McGregor was proposed after Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz expressed their intention to rematch.
Jorge Masvidal is currently the number one player for the UFC Welterweight title after 3 consecutive wins. However, “Gamebred” recently made a move to provoke Nate Diaz, his latest defeat at UFC 244.
When Nate Diaz responded to Conor McGregor’s comments about the title of “Greatest Boxer”, Jorge Masvidal did not hesitate to challenge Nate for the second time. This is also the time for Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, Ali Abdelaziz took the opportunity to bring Conor back to his boxers.
Conor McGregor again received provocation from Ali Abdelaziz
As can be seen, Ali Abdelaziz wants to bring the match and the name Conor McGregor to his champion. Conor is a name that is much more attractive and valuable than an opponent like Jorge Masvidal. And perhaps according to the Egyptian manager, Conor is also a “easier deal” with Usman.
Usman vs. Conor: the match is considered by many to be unequal
Immediately after these comments, ESPN also confirmed that manager Ali Abdelaziz had formally proposed to the UFC: if Jorge Masvidal fought against Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor should be considered to compete with Kamaru Usman. However, UFC has not responded to this point.
After the match with Jorge Masvidal could not be completed at UFC 249, the next station deadline for “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman has not been determined. The African-American puncher repeatedly expressed his will for the upper house after a long break.
Dana White: It’s not the turn of Conor to compete with Usman for Conor
The UFC president affirmed that Conor McGregor is not a name that can compete with Welterweight Kamaru Usman in the current situation.
Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman, here are two names being put together by the MMA community for a Welterweight title match. It all started with information that Usman’s management wanted Conor to compete for, in the case of the No. 1 rival Jorge Masvidal not wanting this position.
However, from Dana White’s perspective, the Welterweight class now has enough “sharks” ready to face Kamaru Usman. Especially when former King Tyron Woodley is preparing to return in the confrontation with Gilbert Burns – BJJ world champion is showing great progress.
Although Kamaru Usman won against Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington in 2019, it is clear that the UFC president still wants to give the two above opportunities in a rematch.