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Conor McGregor threatens to move up to welterweight and smack ‘copycat’ Kamaru Usman

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‘The Notorious’ has accused Kamaru Usman of stealing his one-liners and now he thinks Usman is stealing his knockout punches.

UFC 257: Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Time zones being what they are, Irish sports superstar Conor McGregor didn’t end up watching UFC 261 live with the rest of us in North America. Instead, he took the wild card in the morning after, and as usual he didn’t hesitate to share his thoughts (coherent and otherwise) on the card via social media.

His first post regarding the return of fans:

And then a not so subtle jab at Jake Paul and Triller:

You better believe he had some things to say about Chris Weidman’s horrific leg injury, and leg kicks in general.

But his most interesting thoughts he reserved for “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman, who took on a very game Jorge Masvidal and knocked “Gamebred” out in the second round.

If you’re wondering what McGregor is talking about regarding Usman copying him ... well, it has been noticed that Kamaru borrows from Conor’s deep well of past trash talk from time to time.

But while McGregor may still be the undisputed king of trash talk in the UFC, we don’t think he’d fare too well up at 170 pounds against monsters like Usman. “The Notorious” is already having a hard time handling the power of fighters at lightweight.

We know he’s a confident man, but we just don’t see him doing anything but getting ragdolled at welterweight ... or at least at welterweight against a real welterweight, not puffed up lightweights.