McGregor, who is scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier in a trilogy bout at UFC 264 on July 10, reacted to Usman’s knockout of Jorge Masvidal in Saturday’s UFC 261 headliner with a social media post on Sunday morning.
Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) and McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) have had some words for each other in the past. “The Nigerian Nightmare” has warned the Irishman on multiple occasions that a fight between them would be very ugly for McGregor, but that hasn’t got him to back down.
McGregor poked fun at Usman prior to UFC 261 when Usman said in an interview that fighting him is like “Green Panty Night,” which is obviously a twist on McGregor’s famous “Red Panty Night” quote.
He still seems to think the 170-pound king is a copycat, and he wants to settle the score in the octagon (via Instagram):
Usman even copying my shots now. Am I to fight this guy at some stage? I think so. Can’t be copying my words and my shots and not get a smack for it.
I like 170. It’s mine soon.
I’m a block at 170 guys. Give me till end of year at this 155 weight. I’ll get the strap and then I’ll go up again. After green fungus panties hahaha “cos any one of these fools can get it” – usman
McGregor’s upcoming rubber match with Poirier is to be contested at lightweight. “The Notorious” has fought three times under the welterweight banner in the UFC before, though, splitting results with Nate Diaz and getting a win over Donald Cerrone.
In the aftermath of Usman’s title defense at UFC 261, it appears he has renewed interest in the matchup.