Kamaru Usman has accused Conor McGregor of staying ‘silent’ when offered the chance to fight for the UFC welterweight title.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ still reigns supreme over the 170lbs division after he halted Jorge Masvidal’s hype train at UFC 251 with a dominant victory.
Given how Usman has now tamed two of the top stars in his division with consummate ease after also defeating Colby Covington, the 32-year-old revealed he tried to entice the ‘Notorious’ out of retirement.
Speaking to TMZ Sports Usman said: “I’ve offered him a shot! I said, ‘Hey if you want it, it’s yours, you got it’ and he was silent.
“If Conor wants to put my name in his mouth, then come get some.
“[A Conor fight is] just a lost cause because we both know Conor.
“The only time Conor gets up to the welterweight division is if he’s able to pick and choose lightweights with double-digit losses that he can pick off and not have to cut weight to get down to lightweight.
“If Conor wants a piece at welterweight, he knows who the king of the division is. I’m not going anywhere! I’m right here.”
Usman’s accusation came just hours after the 32-year-old posted a story on his Instagram page of himself appearing to smoke a suspicious-looking cigarette whilst on holiday with his family.
McGregor is in the south of France with his family and responded to Sergio Ramos after the Real Madrid captain copied the former two-weight world champion’s iconic ‘Billy Strut’.