“Let’s do it”: MMA star Kamaru Usman calls out Conor McGregor for welterweight showdown instead of Khamzat Chimaev

MMA fighter Kamaru Usman has directly challenged Conor McGregor to a fight at welterweight and stated that he would prefer to take on McGregor over Khamzat Chimaev. Usman, the current welterweight champion of the UFC, said on social media, “Let’s do it.”

Usman made it obvious that he prefers a battle with McGregor over Chimaev, despite the fact that the latter had previously been suggested as a prospective opponent. The Nigerian Nightmare’s strong wrestling and striking skills could give it an edge against McGregor, who is renowned for his charisma and striking. 

Usman expresses willingness to face McGregor

In a highly anticipated matchup, the current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has officially stated his eagerness to take on Conor McGregor. The Nigerian Nightmare, who is well-known for his dominating wrestling and striking skills, challenged McGregor directly on social media with the words “Let’s do it.”


Usman’s willingness to engage in combat with McGregor follows months of rumors linking him to rising talent Khamzat Chimaev. Usman made it obvious that fighting McGregor is his favorite option, most likely as a result of the fight’s enormous commercial appeal and potential financial reward.

The stylistic disparity between Usman and McGregor in a bout would be fascinating. If the battle took place, it could potentially rank among the most eagerly anticipated contests in the welterweight division and draw interest from both casual spectators and long-time MMA fans.

How long was Usman Champ?

From March 2, 2019, until March 18, 2023, Kamaru Usman held the title of UFC Welterweight Champion for a total of 1,267 days. He has held the welterweight title for the second-longest period of time in UFC history, after only Georges St-Pierre. Usman won the championship at UFC 235 by defeating Tyron Woodley, and he successfully defended it five times. At UFC 278 Leon Edwards defeated him for the belt.

Usman dominated during his championship reign, beating out some of the top prospects in his division. Additionally, he was a relatively active champ, participating in three fights in 2020 and two in 2021. 

Here is a breakdown of Usman’s title reign:

March 2, 2019: Defeats Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision to win the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 235
July 20, 2019: Defeats Colby Covington by unanimous decision at UFC 245
December 14, 2019: Defeats Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision at UFC 251
April 24, 2021: Defeats Jorge Masvidal by technical knockout in the second round at UFC 261
November 6, 2021: Defeats Colby Covington by unanimous decision at UFC 268
March 18, 2023: Loses to Leon Edwards by unanimous decision at UFC 278

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