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Midnight Mania! Kamaru Usman slams Conor McGregor for injury excuses, McGregor fires back

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As we discussed last night on Midnight Mania, Conor McGregor is not impressed with Jorge Masvidal after “Gamebred” was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout vs. Leon Edwards. The two exchanged insults as a result, and actually, they have since continued to talk shit.

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More interesting than that little continuation is the fact that undisputed Welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman opted to join the fray. I have to imagine that Usman was more motivated by the potential of scrapping with McGregor than defending Masvidal’s honor, but either way, he took issue with McGregor’s remarks on injury.

“You should be quiet,” Usman replied on Twitter. “You cry about injuries more than anyone after you get your ass whipped. Foot, Ankle, Shin, what else am I missing?”

McGregor quickly returned fire, bringing up Usman’s history of stealing McGregor’s lines and generally copycatting the super star’s style. Oh, and he threw in a shot at Usman’s popularity for good measure.

“Ye you’re missing something bro for sure,” McGregor tweeted. :Don’t quite know what tho. Originality maybe? I don’t know, something. It’s like, nobody cares. No one cares what the f—k you’re at. And you try so hard too, I just don’t know. Somethings missing for you tho for sure. God bless anyway.”

Ouch.

Between Usman, Masvidal, and of course Nathan Diaz, McGregor now has beef with a fair portion of the Welterweight division. Perhaps that’s where his future lies after failing to retake the Lightweight crown?

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