Former UFC two-time champion Conor McGregor is not in the best form lately. He draws attention more with his inflammatory statements and inappropriate behavior than with quality fights. The Irish fighter suffered a broken leg on his last trip to the UFC Octagon, which brought him to defeat by Dustin Poirier. At the end of the first round, McGregor broke a bone in his leg and prevented him from continuing, and the fighter from Louisiana thus won the “trilogy” against Conor because he won two of the three matches between them. We could see the Irish in the octagon again by the end of the year.
“Conor seems to be recovering very well. The question is when he will start kicking the injured leg again. “If he is ready to take the blows on that leg, and everything seems to be going in the right direction, we could see him in the fight before the end of the year,” said UFC President Dana White. Conor McGregor (33) is a former UFC champion in the featherweight (up to 61 kg) and lightweight (up to 66 kg) categories. However, the most popular MMA fighter on the planet has been defeated three times in the last four matches – twice by Poirier and once by Habib Nurmagomedov. His career was often marked by misconduct outside of sports fields, and in the latest incident in a public place, McGregor clashed with a rapper known as Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV Awards.
McGregor has three defeats in the previous four matches in the UFC, but it is not a problem for him to challenge potential opponents in the elite MMA promotion. The former featherweight and lightweight double champion stated that he thinks that he could beat the current welterweight champion (up to 70 kg) and become the first man in the history of the UFC with titles in three categories. Usman is one of the most dominant fighters of today and has a score of 19-1 in professional matches, and since he made his debut in the UFC in 2015, he has achieved 14 triumphs. He defended the welterweight belt four times – against Colby Covington, twice against Jorge Masvidal, and Gilbert Burns.
“I like that I am the only one who came to two titles with interruptions. I would also fight for the title in the category up to 70 kg, I would ‘burn’ Usman as well. I would have three knockouts in three title fights in three categories. That match should be organized “, said 33-year-old Conor McGregor, who has two defeats in 2021 – both by Dustin Poirier. “Who are you going to ‘burn’?” “You better keep quiet before I call Poirier, Diaz, or Habib to finish you off again,” 34-year-old Nigerian Kamaru Usman replied.