“I’ve offered him a shot! I said, ‘Hey if you want it, it’s yours, you got it’ and he was silent.”
That’s UFC champ, Kamaru Usman, telling TMZ Sports he TRIED to make a fight with Conor McGregor happen earlier this year … but the Irishman was all talk.
“If Conor wants to put my name in his mouth, then come get some.”
Kamaru is on a TEAR right now — running through some of the top fighters in the welterweight division including Tyron Woodley AND Jorge Masvidal.
Conor — who’s won UFC titles at 145 lbs and 155 lbs — has flirted with the idea of fighting for that 170 lb welterweight belt, but Kamaru says when push came to shove, Conor didn’t want the smoke.
“[A Conor fight is] just a lost cause,” Usman says … “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!”
There was also talk about a possible Conor McGregor vs. Masvidal matchup down the line … so we asked Usman who would win that fight.
“Honestly, I don’t know and truthfully I don’t really care. At this point in my career, I’m just worried about me.”
“Yeah, I would love to test myself against a guy like that. But, as far as Conor, if he wants a piece, he can come talk to the king. Those aspirations to becoming a welterweight champion, severely turn into nightmares when you step inside that Octagon with me.”