Kamaru Usman Isn’t Intimidated By Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor (22-6-0) may have grabbed the headlines by calling out Kamaru Usman (20-1, 9 KOs), but it doesn’t seem like the Nigerian is affected by the superstar’s intentions.
Usman has been the face of welterweight for a long time. He has defended his UFC title five times and has come up against some of the best athletes at 170 pounds.
In an interview recently, the 34-year-old explained that he is taking McGregor’s interview with a grain of salt.
“He’s nothing but a clout chaser, so I don’t really mind what he says on the microphone,” Usman told Sky Sports.
“He just wants the headlines. If there is a guy at the top of a sport, he would do his best to attach his name with him, just finding ways to announce his resurgence. That’s how Conor [McGregor] has always been. If he is fighting, he will put up a tweet. If I am fighting, he will do the same and keep himself relevant.”
“Obviously, his fighting skills do not do the talking anymore, so he tries to put his name in the media. His fingers are doing more of the talking these days,” he continued.
McGregor has been out of the competition for a while now as he is still recovering from the injury he sustained against Dustin Poirer in his last fight.
Even though the Irishman hasn’t announced any date related to his return, we can expect to see him back at the end of 2022.