UFC champion Usman is scheduled to fight Leon Edwards in July but that fight could be called off after McGregor proclaimed the pound-for-pound number 1
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UFC welterweight champion Usman is scheduled to defend his belt against top contender Edwards at International Fight Week in July. The fight has yet to be officially announced of promotion, likely because Usman recently underwent hand surgery.
said McGregor mirror fight He plans to return later this year at 170 pounds for his comeback fight and has proclaimed Usman’s No. 1 pound for pound. MMA analyst Chael Sonnen believes McGregor’s call from Usman could be the reason the champion’s next fight hasn’t been announced.
“I think it will be against the champion [Kamaru Usman],” said sun of McGregor’s next opponent. “Why Leon [Edwards] vs Kamaru not booked? Is it in Kamaru’s hand and nothing else to see here? I don’t know, I’m a bit of a conspiracy theorist.
“I think it matters a bit what McGregor does. If you bring McGregor back with 170 pounds, what the hell are you doing it for? I like the idea of Conor going 170 pounds, I don’t think he’s a 155-pounder anymore.
“What is Kamaru doing in August? What is the delay in the announcement? Will it be this summer? That’s what we’re told all the time, will it be later in the fall? Will we wait until winter 2022 Why is Kamaru arguing and why is this date not booked?”
Laughing at McGregor’s reputation, Usman vowed: ” murder the Irishman if they had fought in the octagon. McGregor sees little threat in Usman’s style, downplaying his batting abilities and criticizing his promotion completion rate.
Sonnen thinks a fight with Usman makes sense for McGregor even though the former two-weight champion has lost his last two UFC bouts. The analyst struggles to understand why the promotion would compare McGregor to anyone at 170 pounds.
“There’s no one else for Conor fighting at 170lbs, which would be a reasonable level. If you don’t think it makes sense for Conor, who was a 155-pounder, to go up to 170 after two losses and get a title shot, fine,” added Sonnen. It would still make more sense than Conor, your biggest draw, getting to 170 pounds and giving him a top ten guy in the division to take him one step closer [to the title].”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/conor-mcgregor-kamaru-usman-ufc-26737639 Conor McGregor 'could be the reason' for silence on Kamaru Usman's next fight