Former two-weight class UFC champion Conor McGregor has been offered a shot at the title in the third division, courtesy of Ali Abdelaziz, manager to the current 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman. This leads from a proposed “BMF” rematch between the No.1 welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.
“It looks like #1 contender [Jorge Masvidal] wants to fight Nate Diaz now. Good for him,” Abdelaziz posted on Twitter. Conor McGregor, hey you want a title shot? Come to daddy. Kamaru Usman will give you one and he promises first 2 rounds without takedowns, only slaps.”
It looks like #1 contender wants to fight Nate Diaz now . Good for him @TheNotoriousMMA hey you want a title shot ? Come to daddy @USMAN84kg will give you one and he promise first 2 rounds without takedowns only slaps ?
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) May 24, 2020
McGregor last fought in January when he stopped Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds. The bout proceeded at welterweight, yet it was somewhat considered as a “lightweight” contest, where the fighters didn’t cut weight, and with McGregor earning a shot at 155-pound belt and rematch against the reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, as per Dana White.
Masvidal has been scheduled to challenge Usman in July. In his previous bout he took the win via third-round TKO against Nate Diaz. The bout for the “Baddest Mother F**ker” belt was stopped by the doctor.
The pair recently engaged on Twitter with “Gamebred” suggesting to “run it back”.