Oddsmakers expect Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to maul former two-division king Conor McGregor if they were to ever fight. Bet Online published its official odds for a potential scrap pitting Usman vs. McGregor. The early odds list “Nigerian Nightmare” as a seven-to-one favorite over “Notorious.”
Kamara Usman vs. Conor McGregor
Kamara Usman: -700 (1/7)
Conor McGregor: +450 (9/2)
Many fans online tweeted that Usman was a steal at those odds, believing the Welterweight champ should be an even larger favorite.
Usman should at least be -1000 and Conor should be much worse of an underdog lol— Kairos (@KAIROSMMA2) August 16, 2021
I might bet $100k just bc it would be the Easiest $14k ever made! W my luck that is only possible way conor wins just bc I bet big on Usman.— Shaun (@shaun_p_adams) August 16, 2021
I'd bet the house on Usman especially at -700— Jason Price (@JasonPrice87) August 17, 2021
This Line is Inaccurate. Usman -2000 mcgregor +1000— Yasin Mwoambeki (@Ibrahim33964087) August 17, 2021
I feel like Usman should be -1500 and Conor should be +900 that's how one sided this fight would be imo.— Jason Price (@JasonPrice87) August 17, 2021
I'd bet my entire savings on Usman. McGregor can't even get out of the first round without being winded. Usman utterly destroys him. Thanks for the click bait post! You got me!— Thebookofandrew (@theLibroofandle) August 17, 2021
Usman (19-1) and McGregor (22-6) are rather far apart when it comes to momentum. Usman is undefeated dating back to his third professional fight, winning 18 straight, including 14 straight in UFC and four successful defenses of the 170-pound crown. He is expected to rematch Colby Covington at UFC 268, reportedly taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 6, 2021.
McGregor’s finest stretch saw him win 15 consecutive fights, including seven straight in the Octagon and a first-round knockout over Jose Aldo to capture UFC’s Featherweight title. In his last seven fights, despite capturing the UFC Lightweight title to become a simultaneous two-division champion, McGregor has gone 3-4. In his last outing, McGregor lost to Poirier for the second time in a row after breaking his leg (watch here) at the end of round one.
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