UFC star Stephen Thompson says Conor McGregor will get 'DEMOLISHED' by Kamaru Usman after Irish star calls out champ

CONOR MCGREGOR would get "demolished" by Kamaru Usman if he were to face the UFC's dominant welterweight champion.

Former two-division champion McGregor revealed last week that he's eyeing a showdown with The Nigerian Nightmare.



But two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson reckons the fight wouldn't go well for The Notorious, saying on his What's Up Everybody podcast: “He’s going to get demolished.

“Yeah, it’s going to be a big fight, big payday, but you’re going to get demolished, dude.

"I love you, Conor, but you put on the weight like that, and you’re fighting a dude at 170. I mean, you’ve got to try and put some weight on to become a real 170.

"I mean, look at Kamaru. Look at the biceps and shoulders on that guy … and he’s got both attributes.

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"He’s got cardio for days, and (he’s) one of the top wrestlers in the welterweight division.”

McGregor, 33, more than fancies his chances against the UFC's welterweight king, telling The MacLife: "I feel confident against Usman.

"A jab-happy, sloppy, orthodox wrestler with no submissions whatsoever. What’s he gonna do? Where’s the danger here?

"I don’t see a danger with him. His ground-and-pound isn’t strong, plus he’s on the older side.

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"And then plus the world is to be took again. The triple crown.

"No one’s ever obtained three knockouts in three weight divisions moving up like I have already, but no one’s ever obtained three UFC world titles cross three divisions like I will do also if we make this fight.”

McGregor is in the final stages of recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.

The Irishman was eyeing a summer return to the octagon, although UFC president Dana White recently revealed to SunSport he expects him to be back in action in 'early fall'.

The veteran promoter told SunSport last week: "We're looking at early fall, if everything goes right."

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The fall timeline is contingent on doctors giving McGregor the all-clear to resume full training.

White added: "If his leg heals right and he gets the clearance to really start training, then possibly early fall."

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