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“Be careful what you ask for,” Joe Rogan warns Conor McGregor about fighting  Kamaru Usman

The Nigerian Nightmare has already visualised a fight with McGregor. He expressed how it could be worse than what Khabib Nurmagomedov did at UFC 229  to  Joe Rogan

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 26 March 2022 2:26 pm

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship Featherweight and Lightweight champion Conor McGregor wants to take on current Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. 

“I just don’t really see myself coming back to 155 again,” McGregor said. “I’m eating, I’m lifting, I’m training, and I’m not cutting calories. So this is my natural state. I can go even bigger. I believe myself vs. Usman for the 170-pound title for my comeback fight is the one I’m eyeballing at the minute.”

But, UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan feels the idea of fighting Usman wouldn’t go in McGregor’s favour. While talking on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, he explained, “Now he’s talking about fighting Kamaru Usman. Be careful what you ask for. Usman is a big man, and he is top of the food chain right now.”

“That’s the best pound-for-pound fighter alive, Kamaru Usman, and he’s a natural 170. You’ve got to remember, Conor McGregor won the title at 145 and then he went up to 155 and knocked out Eddie Alvarez and became the champ-champ.”

“Then he fought at 170, but he fought [Donald] ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, who’s a natural 155 pounder. No knock on ‘Cowboy’. ‘Cowboy’s’ beat a lot of good 170 pounders. He’s an elite fighter, but Usman is a different thing. That’s a different peak. There’s no oxygen at the top of that mountain. That’s as good as it gets ever at 170.”

“I would put Kamaru Usman up against any 170-pound fighter that’s ever lived,” he continued. “I’m not saying that he would beat Georges St-Pierre, I’m not saying he would beat all of them, but he might beat all of them. He might be the best that’s ever been at 170. He’s as good as they get. He’s got ferocious knockout power, he’s elite at wrestling, nobody puts him on his back.”

“That wouldn’t even be fair” 

The Nigerian Nightmare has already visualised a fight with McGregor. He expressed how it could be worse than what Khabib Nurmagomedov did at UFC 229  to  Joe Rogan two years ago on his podcast. 

He said, “Can you imagine me fighting Conor? That wouldn’t even be fair,” said Usman. “It would not be fair. Everyone has a puncher’s chance, but it would not be fair. You saw what Khabib did to him at 155. Now imagine me doing that to him at 170.”

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