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Sports Usman would entertain McGregor fight if he 'beats someone pretty high up'

15:30  06 january  2020
15:30  06 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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  Masvidal 'moving on' from McGregor: He 'doesn't want the fight' Jorge Masvidal is no longer set on fighting Conor McGregor. The UFC welterweight contender said he's still interested but doesn't believe McGregor is. "I'm moving on from that fight," Masvidal said Monday during "Ariel Helwani's MMA Show." "This dude doesn't want the fight. I'm not here to bully him." Masvidal said he's now focused on a potential meeting with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. UFC president Dana White said Saturday that Usman versus Masvidal is the fight to make."I guess it's Usman's head," Masvidal said. "(McGregor has) sealed Usman's fate now. This guy doesn't want to f------ fight, man. Leave him be. ...

Sure, if he comes in the division and beats someone pretty high up there and really makes the case for himself that he can really handle himself in the division, then absolutely I would entertain that fight ," Usman told MMA Fighting 's Damon Martin.

Usman feels that, if St-Pierre does return, he would make the perfect opponent to welcome GSP back to the UFC. Sure, if he comes in the division and beats someone pretty high up there and really makes the case for himself that he can really handle himself in the division, then absolutely I would

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Kamaru Usman seems to be warming up to the idea of a fight with Conor McGregor.

The UFC welterweight champion said he would be willing to square off with the Irishman, but only if he proves himself as a worthy contender in the division.

"Conor doesn’t even really make sense. Sure, if he comes in the division and beats someone pretty high up there and really makes the case for himself that he can really handle himself in the division, then absolutely I would entertain that fight," Usman told MMA Fighting's Damon Martin.

When McGregor hinted last month he wanted to win a UFC belt in a third weight class, Usman initially brushed off the potential matchup.

Coach wants McGregor to fight Gaethje at welterweight

  Coach wants McGregor to fight Gaethje at welterweight John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor's head coach, wants his fighter to take on Justin Gaethje at welterweight in his next bout. "That would be my personal preference," Kavanagh said Monday during "Ariel Helwani's MMA Show." "He's another lightweight, but neither of them have to cut weight The vision is getting that 155-pound belt back, so it's a step towards that." McGregor has several options following his win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday. Potential opponents include the winner of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson, Jorge Masvidal, and welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he 's open to a fight with two division champion Conor McGregor . After defeating Alvarez, as McGregor in the cage with his newly won lightweight championship he was stunned to learn that the UFC had not prepared a second belt for him to pose

"It wouldn't even be fair if I fought Conor," Usman said in December.

McGregor, who returns against Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, recently confirmed he is indeed chasing gold at both 155 and 170 pounds.

"I like the look of Kamaru Usman," McGregor said. "I'm after the gold - 155, 170, they're the belts I am chasing now."

It's unclear what the Irishman's next move will be if he beats "Cowboy." The UFC wants him to fight the Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson winner, and McGregor is angling for a Nurmagomedov rematch, too. But he's also talked about fights with Usman, Jorge Masvidal, and Justin Gaethje.

Usman is coming off his first title defense, a fifth-round TKO of Colby Covington in last month's UFC 245 main event.

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A reporter was loudly booed by MMA fans at a UFC event after asking Conor McGregor about the sexual assault allegations made against him .
The Pearl Theater in Las Vegas was open to the public, and many MMA fans raucously booed the reporter. It happened at the 2,500 capacity Pearl Theater inside the Palms Resort Casino near the Las Vegas strip in Paradise, Nevada, three days before the Irishman headlines the UFC 246 show at the T-Mobile Arena in a non-title welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone.

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