UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has told Conor McGregor ‘to be quiet’ after he criticised Jorge Masvidal for pulling out of his fight with Leon Edwards.
Gamebred withdrew from his UFC 269 showdown with Rocky this week with an undisclosed injury, much to the disappointment of MMA fans around the world.
Jorge Masvidal withdrew from his showdown with Leon Edwards with an undisclosed injury[/caption]
Gamebred’s withdrawal was mocked by former two-division champion Conor McGregor[/caption]
After coming across McGregor’s jibe, The Nigerian Nightmare tweeted: “You should be quiet.
“You cry about injuries more than anyone after you get your ass whipped.
“Foot, ankle, shin what else am I missing?”
It didn’t take long for Usman’s reply to come to the attention of McGregor, who wasn’t shy in giving it back to Africa’s first UFC champion.
The Notorious tweeted: “Ye you’re missing something bro for sure. Don’t quite know what tho.
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“Originality maybe? I don’t know, something. It’s like, nobody cares.
“No one cares what the f**k you’re at. And you try so hard too, I just don’t know.
“Somethings missing for you tho for sure. God bless anyway.”
Pound-for-pound king Usman was last in action at UFC 268, where he recorded a unanimous decision victory over bitter rival Colby Covington.
McGregor, meanwhile, is recovering from the broken leg he suffered in his UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July.
And The Notorious’ manager recently revealed to SunSport that his recovery is going better than first anticipated.
Paradigm Sports Management chief Audie Attar said: “He’s ahead of schedule.
“We not only just got our X-ray results [back], [we got] our ultrasound results and CT scan results.
“And when I look at the view of the X-ray myself, it’s healing so beautifully.
“He’s only 10-and-a-half weeks out of surgery and he’s walking.
“And he’s actually doing s**t that we don’t want him to do like throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game.”
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