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25 May, 2020 12:00

'Come to daddy': Kamaru Usman's manager offers Conor McGregor welterweight title shot as Jorge Masvidal targets Nate Diaz rematch

'Come to daddy': Kamaru Usman's manager offers Conor McGregor welterweight title shot as Jorge Masvidal targets Nate Diaz rematch

Conor McGregor may not be getting a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC lightweight title any time soon, but Khabib's manager revealed the Irish superstar could potentially be in line to face another of his world champion clients.

As well as Khabib, Ali Abdelaziz manages UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, and suggested that McGregor would be their preferred backup option if their first-choice title defense against Jorge Masvidal doesn't come to fruition.

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BMF champion Masvidal has recently turned his attention away from UFC champ Usman and towards a rematch with his most recent foe, Nate Diaz.

It's raised the possibility that Masvidal could be set to face Diaz in a rematch of their BMF title clash at UFC 244, where "Gamebred" defeated Diaz via third-round TKO when the octagonside doctors ruled a cut Diaz sustained during the fight was enough to halt the contest before the start of Round 4.

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At the time, Masvidal said he'd give Diaz a rematch, and now it looks like the Miami fighter could be looking to get that fight booked.

And if that happens, Abdelaziz said Usman wants to face McGregor instead.

"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," he tweeted.

Welterweight champ Usman's last outing saw him stop trash-talking former interim champ Colby Covington at UFC 245 last December, while McGregor demolished Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 in January, also at welterweight.

McGregor recently hinted that he's considering various weight classes in a recent Instagram post, where he stated, "What weight next, who knows?"

Perhaps "The Notorious" will get the chance to step in and fight for gold once again. If he does and is successful, he would become the first three-division champion in UFC history.

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