The UFC recently posted a couple of images of the UFC welterweight champion with the caption:
“P4P [crown emoji]”
In response, McGregor tweeted a laughing emoji, tagging Usman in his post.
Kamaru Usman became the top pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC in October last year. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is undefeated in the promotion and has defended his title five times since beating former champion Tyron Woodley in 2019. The 34-year-old is reportedly set to face Leon Edwards for his next title defense later this year.
Meanwhile, Conor McGregor is currently nursing a leg injury that he suffered during his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier last year. The former two-division champion was previously rallying for a lightweight title shot upon his return. However, he has seemingly shifted his attention to Usman in recent weeks.
“His fingers are doing the talking nowadays” – Kamaru Usman on Conor McGregor’s callout
Kamaru Usman doesn’t appear to be taking Conor McGregor’s callouts very seriously. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ believes McGregor is simply looking for some clout to stay relevant.
According to Usman, ‘The Notorious’ lets his fingers do the talking now to compensate for his recent shortcomings in the octagon. The UFC welterweight champion said in a recent interview with Sky Sports:
“I don’t take anything that he says seriously because I understand he’s just a clout chaser. He’s just looking for clout. He likes to attach his name to the guy at the top of the sport, just to announce his resurgence… “
“That’s what he does. If he’s fighting, he’s going to tweet about it. If I’m fighting, he’s going to tweet something. He just wants to keep his name relevant out there, because obviously his fighting isn’t doing the talking anymore. He wants to keep his name out there, that’s why his fingers are doing the talking nowadays.”
Watch Kamaru Usman’s interview with Sky Sports below: