CONOR McGREGOR has been sent a murder threat by Kamaru Usman after he revealed he wants to fight the Nigerian for the UFC welterweight title.
McGregor, 33, has not fought since he broke his leg in the defeat to Dustin Poirier last July.
McGregor has said he wants to come back at welterweight to face Usman
Usman has established himself as the dominant welterweight in the UFC
He recently stated he is looking to return at 170lbs and wants to face champion Usman in his comeback fight.
And Usman has now hit back at those comments with a sharp, vicious response.
He tweeted: “You guys want a murder scene in the octagon.”
Usman is widely regarded as one of the pound-for-pound best UFC fighters in the world.
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He has already defended his belt twice against Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington, while also picking up a win over Gilbert Burns.
And a McGregor fight seems particularly unlikely, especially given Usman is now set to take on Briton Leon Edwards next.
But that has not deterred the Irishman who has fought at 170lbs on three occasions – in wins over Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone and in defeat to Diaz.
He told the Mac Life YouTube channel: “I believe versus Usman for the 170lb title for my comeback is the one I’m eyeballing at the minute.
“I haven’t really said that to no one to be honest, I’ve only been thinking that for the last couple of days because for what cut the weight? I’ve already won the 155lb title, I got myself down to a lightweight frame, but I’m big now.
“I feel big, I feel strong, I feel healthy, I’ve got good energy. I’m coming back after a gruesome injury. I do not want to deplete myself, there should be no need to deplete myself.
“And I feel confident against Usman. A jab happy, sloppy, orthodox wrestler with no submissions whatsoever. What’s he going to do? Where’s the danger here? I don’t see a danger with him.
“His ground-and-pound isn’t strong, plus he’s on the older side. And then plus the world is to be took again. The triple crown.
“No one’s ever obtained three knockouts in three weight divisions moving up like I have already, but no one’s ever obtained three UFC world titles cross three divisions like I will do also if we make this fight.”