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    CONOR McGREGOR has been sent a murder threat by Kamaru Usman after he revealed he wants to fight the Nigerian for the UFC welterweight title. McGregor, 33, has not fought since he broke his leg in the defeat to Dustin Poirier last July. 2McGregor has said he wants to come back at welterweight to face UsmanCredit: PA 2Usman has established himself as the dominant welterweight in the UFCCredit: Getty He recently stated he is looking to return at 170lbs and wants to face champion Usman in his comeback fight. And Usman has now hit back at those comments with a sharp, vicious response. He tweeted: "You guys want a murder scene in the octagon." Usman is widely regarded as one of the pound-for-pound best UFC fighters in the world. Read more on sportHEAVIEST CLASH Eddie Hall vs Hafthor Bjornsson start time CONFIRMED for tonight in Dubai He has already defended his belt twice against Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington, while also picking up a win over Gilbert Burns. And a McGregor fight seems particularly unlikely, especially given Usman is now...
    KAMARU USMAN has dismissed the possibility of fighting Jake Paul. The Nigerian has been linked with a crossover boxing match against the Problem Child. 3Kamaru Usman dismissed Jake PaulCredit: Getty But Usman, 34, now insists that he has his sights set on bigger things. Asked by a fan if he'd consider facing Paul, Usman insisted that if he was going to switch to boxing, he'd only do it for a 'real fighter'. He said: "What? Boo this man one time. "Listen, listen, if we’re going to fight, we’re going to fight a real fight. "I’m going to answer your question, if we’re going to fight, we’re going to fight a real fighter. A real fighter." When talk of a potential bout between Paul and Usman was raised last year, the UFC welterweight champion ominously tweeted: "I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realise that this is how people truly get hurt." Most read in SportDEJ OR ALIVE Deji vs Alex Wassabi: Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel, YoutubeLEGEND DEAD Live...
    UFC chief Dana White dismissed Kamaru Usman's desire to fight Canelo Alvarez after the boxer beat Caleb Plant. Alvarez, 31, dominated Plant before knocking him out in the 11th round, becoming the first ever undisputed super-middleweight champion by doing so. 3Kamaru Usman called out Canelo Alvarez earlier this week before defending his UFC welterweight crownCredit: Getty 3Alvarez responded to Usman's callout by suggesting he is after a paydayCredit: Getty 3Dana White dismissed Usman's intention to fight AlvarezCredit: Getty Images - Getty He is undefeated since 2013 and now holds five belts, and although Usman maintained his flawless UFC record on the same night, White believes he would have no chance against Alvarez. When asked what he thought of Usman calling out Alvarez for a fight earlier this week, White responded: "I watched the Canelo fight tonight. "He doesn't want to fight Canelo, he doesn't want to fight Canelo. "C'mon man let's stop this s***." Alvarez is ranked as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by Ring magazine. And although Usman, 34, has a height advantage over the world champion,...
    FUMING Kamara Usman has hit back at Conor McGregor after the Irishman said he would ‘spark’ his UFC counterpart in a fight. McGregor, 33, is on the hunt for a new opponent following two successive defeats to Dustin Poirier this year. 3Kamara Usman has hit back at comments from Conor McGregorCredit: Getty 3McGregor believes he'd easily defeat Usman to become the new UFC welterweight kingCredit: Getty And in a Twitter Q&A, he appeared to set his sights on welterweight champion Usman. The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, 34, has lost just one of his 20 professional bouts, which came in his second fight over eight years ago. But McGregor, a former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, believes he can easily dethrone Usman to become the new welterweight king. When asked by a fan what it was like to ‘spark people unconscious in three different divisions’, McGregor responded: “Tremendous! “I love this record! I fight for the 170lb title, I will spark him too. “That would be the fastest KO in UFC title fight (13 seconds). Most read in MMAIN COURT Dodgers star in...
    JORGE MASVIDAL called Colby Covington a 'bitch' and insisted he 'really wants to hurt this guy' after rematching Kamaru Usman. Masvidal, who was beaten by Usman in July, will face the welterweight champion for a second time, headlining UFC 261 on April 24. 3Kamaru Usman rematches Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261Credit: Zuffa LLC 3Colby Covington has long rivalled Jorge MasvidalCredit: Getty It meant a grudge match with former best-friend-turned enemy Covington was shelved. But Masvidal promised to one day settle the score with his ex-training partner, and do so in more dramatic style than his 2019 five-second knockout against Ben Askren. He told ESPN: "I really wanna hurt this guy in a way that I've never done. "I want to make it seem like the Ben Askren fight was very merciful compared to what I'm gonna do to Colby. Guaranteed.  "And that fight will take place, but when I the f*** I say so." The welterweight rivals were in talks to fight this year, but after Usman, 33, called out Masvidal, 36, in February, the...
    KAMARU USMAN is in talks for a rematch against Jorge Masvidal, after promising to put his rival 'in a coffin'. After Usman retained his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258, he called to face Masivdal again. 2Kamaru Usman beat UFC rival Jorge MasvidalCredit: Getty - Contributor He said: “I’m going to put him in a coffin this time. “He don’t want that fight. He don’t want that fight. I guarantee he don’t want that fight. I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t want it. Have I lied up here yet? "Have I lied to you guys yet about anything? Nothing. I said what I wanted to do, and that’s what I’m going to do. We’ll see if it materialises.” Masvidal, 36, was beaten by the champion in July but only after stepping in on a week's notice, as Burns initially pulled out with coronavirus. But Usman, 33, wants to run it back and vowed to win by knockout this time. Masvidal responded: "Game plan to putting me in a “coffin” hug and...
    Climate change poses a growing threat to hundreds of hazardous waste Superfund sites Olive Garden parents quarterly revenue falls by 28% as pandemic weighs on sales A number of Black UFC fighters have spoken out against Colby Covington after he made racist comments to Nigerian star Kamaru Usman © Getty/Jeff Bottari/Chris Unger Colby Covington, Israel Adesanya. Getty/Jeff Bottari/Chris Unger UFC fighters Israel Adesanya, Sijara Eubanks, and Hakeem Dawodu have all spoken up against Colby Covington after he made racist remarks towards a number of Black athletes on Sunday. Covington asked Nigerian born Kamaru Usman if he uses "smoke signals" to communicate with his "little tribe." He also accused Tyron Woodley of "standing up for lifelong criminals" in his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The UFC has not yet punished Covington for the remarks. "This guy [Covington] has directly insulted my culture, my brother and many other cultures, and no one says anything," said Adesanya, according to ESPN. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and other Black athletes set to compete...
    COLBY COVINGTON called out Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal after his win over Tyron Woodley. The 32-year-old is on the war path after his fifth-round TKO win over his rival on Sunday. 7Colby Covington won all five rounds against Tyron WoodleyCredit: Handout - Getty 7Jorge Masvidal lost to Kamaru Usman in JulyCredit: Getty Images - Getty SunSport have pulled together five opponents that Covington could go head-to-head with next. Jorge Masvidal (35-14-0) Dana White has already given the green light for Covington and Masvidal to square off. After his win over Woodley, Covington said: “Where’s Jorge Masvidal at? “He needs to come see me for all the talking he’s done. Come see if he can walk the walk. "I talk the talk and I walk the walk. I want to see Jorge Masvidal in that octagon. "I want the best friends turned enemy fight with ‘Street Judas’ Jorge Masvidal. “He’s been talking all that talk reckless. Most read in MMAPicturedSHOW ME THE MONEYUFC star Clark begs White for bonus after revealing amount in her bankVideoBRUTALWatch gruesome moment...
    How Lea Michele Has Honored Cory Monteith Each Year Since His Death: Photos China’s Stock Market Closes In on $10 Trillion Milestone After Its Biggest Crash Jorge Masvidal’s drawing power is clear after UFC 251. Now what can he do with it? | Opinion “This thing is trending off the charts. This thing is trending higher than a Conor McGregor fight. … This thing is trending as big as a fight as I’ve ever seen in my entire career.” © Provided by MMAJunkie When UFC president Dana White said this the day before UFC 251, you figured he was just doing his job as a promoter. Not that Jorge Masvidal didn’t become the breakout star of 2019 (he certainly did), but when you start talking about the possibility for anyone’s fight to outdo Conor McGregor numbers, it’s hard to believe. And yet, it was revealed Monday in a report by The Athletic that UFC 251, which featured Masvidal losing to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the headliner, generated an estimated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys this past Saturday on ESPN+...
    JORGE MASVIDAL had to be cornered by his coach on FACETIME because he missed UFC 251 after catching coronavirus. Gamebred failed to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at the Abu Dhabi venue on Saturday. 3Jorge Masvidal's coach Mike Brown attempted to corner him on Facetime during UFC 251 Credit: Twitter 3Gamebred unsuccessfully challenged Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in Abu Dhabi Masvidal, who only took the fight on six days' notice, was suffocated and outwrestled on route to a unanimous points loss to the Nigerian Nightmare. The 35-year-old had the added disadvantage of stepping into the Octagon without his trusted coach Mike Brown. His long-serving American Top Team trainer and fellow ATT cornerman Gabriel de Oliveira were found to have Covid-19 and forced to stay home. But his coach Brown did his best to help from a screen as Masvidal was stomped and stuck in the clinch during his five-round bout with Usman. One fan tweeted: "Inspiration - lets go Masvidal." Another replied: "Respect to both guys." A third added: "Would not have mattered had he been there." Masvidal himself was...
    Kamaru Usman with his UFC welterweight championship belt. Photo by Alan Dawson / Insider Inc. Kamaru Usman dominated Jorge Masvidal through five rounds at UFC 251. Speaking to the media after his "Fight Island" victory, Usman spoke once again of his desire to seal a lucrative match against the all-time great UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre. Usman had already told the media once this week that he would relish a mega-fight with St. Pierre. And speaking in the media tent to the side of the Flash Forum venue on "Fight Island," Usman said Sunday: "That's a crazy fight, it's a huge fight, and I think a lot of people would want to see it." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND — Kamaru Usman said he'd welcome a "crazy fight" with the all-time great mixed martial artist Georges St. Pierre, after dominating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday, July 12. Despite a competitive opening round, Usman's class, wrestling ability, and winner's mentality took hold from the second round onwards, and he won a dominant decision...
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