Conor McGregor offered clash against welterweight champ Kamaru Usman to fight for historic UFC title

 Conor McGregor offered clash against welterweight champ Kamaru Usman to fight for historic UFC title

CONOR McGREGOR has been given the chance to create UFC history after being offered a title shot against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

The Notorious – who was the first person to hold two different belts simultaneously – could now become the UFC’s first three-weight world champ.

 Kamaru Usman could defend his UFC welterweight belt against Conor McGregor next
Kamaru Usman could defend his UFC welterweight belt against Conor McGregor next

Former featherweight and lightweight title-holder McGregor, 31, made a winning return to the welterweight division when he stopped Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in January.

And he could benefit from No1 contender Jorge Masvidal eyeing up a rematch against Nate Diaz instead of facing the Nigerian Nightmare.

Taking to Twitter, Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz offered McGregor the chance to face the 16-1 star, but vowed he wouldn’t last more than two rounds.

He said: “It looks like #1 contender wants to fight Nate Diaz now. Good for him.

“@TheNotoriousMMA hey you want a title shot?

“Come to daddy @USMAN84kg will give you one and he promise first 2 rounds without takedowns only slaps.”

Usman, 33, won the welterweight strap in March 2019 after outpointing Tyron Woodley, before he knocked out Colby Covington in his only defense in December.

McGregor has only fought three times at the 170lbs limit, where he has beaten Diaz and Cerrone, while he also suffered a defeat against Diaz in their first encounter.

Ayomide Oyewole

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