Kamaru Usman opens as massive favorite over Conor McGregor in potential welterweight title fight – MMA Root

If Conor McGregor really wants to compete for the UFC welterweight title, he has a serious chance against actually becoming the champion.

During an impromptu question and answer session with fans on social media, McGregor touted his future at £ 170, saying he would “spark” reigning champion Kamaru Usman.

In response, Usman replied that the only spark McGregor has enjoyed lately came from “the pipe you smoked.”

While it seems unlikely that McGregor will actually get a chance for a welterweight title, especially after he broke his leg in a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, who dropped his record to 1: 3 in the last four fights, now there are chances for a potential match … …

According to statistics on, Usman has opened up as an overwhelming favorite in a possible fight against McGregor, who has only played welterweight a few times in his career.

Kamaru Usman -700

Conor McGregor +450

In terms of betting, it would take a whopping $ 700 bet on Usman to win back the $ 100 if he walks away as a winner, while the same $ 100 bet on McGregor will return $ 450 if he survives a major upset.

In terms of odds history, Usman hasn’t managed to win a fight by such a wide margin since becoming champion and facing fellow welterweight Emil Mik. Usman was the -705 favorite that evening, slightly ahead of his starting chances with McGregor.

Ever since Ousman became champion, Ousman has been the dominant force in the UFC with one-sided victories over Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns and a couple of victories over Jorge Masvidal. Currently, Usman is ranked first in this sport according to the MMA Fighting Global MMA rating.

As for McGregor, he will likely be more focused on recovering from a broken leg than worrying about a future fight with Usman.

McGregor underwent emergency surgery right after his injury in July and will likely not be able to compete again until 2022, depending on his recovery.