Conor McGregor accused of ducking Kamaru Usman as UFC champ taunts ‘he is quiet now, who says no to a title shot?’ – The Sun
CONOR McGREGOR was accused by Kamaru Usman of ducking a fight by asking "who says no to a title shot?"
The Nigerian Nightmare is willing to put his UFC welterweight crown on the line against the Irishman.
After talks with Jorge Masvidal broke down, Usman's manager Ali Ali Abdelaziz revealed the champion would grant The Notorious a shot at the belt.
But McGregor – never normally shy on social media – is still yet to respond.
And Usman, 33, reckons it is because his rival is too scared.
He told ESPN: "I'm gonna give him the opportunity, if Conor wants, let's do it.
"But Conor's quiet now. Who says no to a title shot? I've never seen this in history, who says no when the champ says come and get your title shot?
"Unless you know you have no chance in hell of winning. This might change the landscape of your fighting career ever.
"That's the only chance I can see people saying 'I'm going to pass on that title shot right there'."
McGregor, 31, became the first UFC star to hold the featherweight and lightweight but made a winning return to the welterweight division when he stopped Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in January.
Now he must decide whether to stay at 170lb and potentially become a three-weight champion or drop back down again, where he could fight Justin Gaethje before a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
But welterweight king Usman is determined to get his date with the Notorious – after he bizarrely threatened to "s**g" his opponent in the Octagon.
He added: "This will be history. Like I know a lot of people are trying to s*** on it like Conor doesn't deserve it.
"Okay, but the next guy they would be deserving of the fight would be Leon Edwards. He can't get into the country. So what?
"If Conor can make this fight happen, why wouldn't we fight Conor? He just fought at 170. He looked great. Like Cowboy Cerrone beat a lot of guys that were ranked at 170.
"He did very well at 170 and Conor went out there and starched him. Obviously I like Cowboy, and he's my guy. But Conor went out there and got the job done in less than a minute. So how can people sit here and say Conor is not deserving?
"And this is about making history here. He says he's the pound-for-pound greatest of all time across three divisions.
"This is your chance to prove it, go out there and win a third belt in a third division. So why wouldn't we make that fight?"
McGregor recently tweeted his 'GOAT thread' on Twitter where he ranked himself second in the all-time list of UFC fighters, narrowly behind Anderson Silva as he left Khabib, Jon Jones and Nate Diaz fuming.
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