Morning Report: Kamaru Usman responds to Conor McGregor, McGregor fires again by suggesting Usman takes PEDs

Whether or not there’s actually fireplace right here is up for debate, however Kamaru Usman and Conor McGregor are each actually posturing that they need all of the smoke.

On Saturday evening, Usman efficiently defended his welterweight title for the fourth time, knocking out bitter rival Jorge Masvidal within the second spherical with a clear proper hand. The knockout was solely the second KO lack of Masvidal’s profession and prompted huge reward from everybody watching, even Masvidal himself. Nevertheless, there was one man who was lower than glowing in his response: McGregor.

Earlier this month, Usman used the phrase “inexperienced panty evening” when speaking about Masvidal, a transparent reference to McGregor’s famed “pink panty evening” quip, and whereas having fun with the fights at UFC 261, the previous featherweight and light-weight champion Tweeted his response to the principle occasion, suggesting that wasn’t the one factor Usman stole from him and proclaiming he was coming for the welterweight title quickly.

Usman was, after all too busy celebrating his personal victory to reply instantly, however when he did, the welterweight champion dismissed “Infamous,” even noting that McGregor’s famed knockout energy has not yielded the identical outcomes as of late.

By no means a person to take issues quietly, McGregor went off on the champion, suggesting Usman takes PEDS and calling for the UFC to offer him a crack on the 170 title.

It needs to be famous that Since 2016, Usman has examined clear for USADA 50 occasions, together with eight occasions this yr already. Luckily, a minimum of for now, the champion didn’t deign to drop right down to McGregor’s degree with baseless accusations, as an alternative he stored it restricted to pretty generic trash speak in response.

Usman and McGregor have been periodically chirping at each other for years now relationship again to when Usman gained the welterweight title. For Usman, a battle with McGregor would current an unlimited monetary alternative, in the meantime McGregor would have an opportunity to grow to be the primary fighter in UFC historical past to win titles in three totally different weight lessons. Sadly for each males, McGregor at the moment has his fingers full in a trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. But when McGregor can avenge his January loss to Poirier, maybe the UFC will lastly pull the set off on giving McGregor the welterweight title shot he’s at all times needed.


Outcomes. Usman, Namajunas, and Shevchenko gained the three title fights at UFC 261.

Outcomes. Upsets reign as Anthony Pettis, champs Natan Schulte and Lance Palmer fall by way of choice at PFL 1.

Catchphrase. Kamaru Usman says that ending punches of Jorge Masvidal had been ‘tremendous obligatory’.

Get properly. Chris Weidman undergoes profitable surgical procedure on damaged leg, recovering now following harm suffered at UFC 261.

Mad. Dana White reacts to Jake Paul’s UFC 261 run-in with Daniel Cormier, trashes ‘freakshow’ Triller.

Beef. Jake Paul fires again at Dana White, blasts him over fighter pay when evaluating UFC to boxing.

Message. Daniel Cormier sends message to Jake Paul sitting cageside at UFC 261 as ‘f*ck Jake Paul’ chant breaks out.

185. Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 focused for middleweight title battle at UFC 263.


UFC 261 Publish Present.

UFC 261 Publish Combat Press Convention.

PFL 1 Highlights.

UFC 262 trailer.

This appears to be like extraordinarily protected.

KO.


On To The Subsequent One. Matches to make following UFC 261.


McGregor didn’t simply beef with Usman this weekend, he additionally received right into a skirmish Poirier and Gaethje, even denying Poirier’s request to have their third battle occur at welterweight. He additionally used Weidman’s horrific harm as a pretext to thoroughly dismiss the low calf kick, , the factor that he admits labored him over in his rematch with Poirier. Completely regular one for Conor this weekend.

Champions.

Response.

Class.

This isn’t curse.

Such cleverness on each side.


Israel Adesanya (20-1) vs. Marvin Vettori (17-3-1); UFC 263, June 12.


I hardly ever say this however McGregor is correct, Usman did steal that combo from him. Anybody who is really a scholar of the sport is aware of Conor McGregor invented the lead hook-rear straight combo in 2014. Earlier than that, fist fights had been restricted to at least one punch apart from every man till the opposite one gave up.

Thanks for studying and see y’all tomorrow.


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