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Conor McGregor accuses rival of copying his trademark one-liners

Conor McGregor has accused welterweight champion Kamaru Usman of stealing his one-liners, as he takes inspiration from the Notorious’ infamous quick wit.

Usman is preparing for his rematch with Jorge Masvidal as he looks to continue his dominance over the division.

He is in the unique position of having beaten all three of his closest rivals, with the win over Masvidal his most recent victory.

It has been levelled at Usman that he has only taken the rematch as it is the one that is sure to generate the most money.

And while he accepts that his opponent is a big draw, stealing a line from McGregor, he has claimed it’s a ‘green pantie night’ when anyone fights him.

“If I look at all the pools of guys I’ve been through all of them, now I’m just lapping them all. If we’re running a race right now, I’m lapping everybody right now,” Usman told ESPN.

“He’s the first guy, so he’s dead last right now, the first guy I’m about to lap. I’m lapping him.

“So yeah, does he bring a little bit more eyes? Absolutely. I don’t take that away from him. I’m proud of everything he has done, absolutely proud of him.

“Respect in that aspect but let’s be honest, I have what everyone wants. It’s green panty night when you fight me.

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“He’s not getting the pay-per-views and stuff like that on his own. He has to fight me.”

Shortly after the interview was posted, McGregor was quick to notice the resemblance to his own speech to Rafael dos Anjos six years previous and hitting out against the champ.

“Am I tripping or is this jackass always at this? Everything I say,” he posted to his 8.5million followers.

The infamous jibe the Irishman is referring to, is when he told dos Anjos that he fighting him "would change his life" claiming his wife would break out the red panties in celebration.

“I can make you rich,” McGregor said to dos Anjos in 2015. “I change your bum life; you fight, it’s a celebration. When you sign to fight me, it’s a celebration.

“You ring back home, you ring your wife, ‘Baby, we’ve done it. We’re rich, baby. Conor McGregor made us rich, break out the red panties. We’re rich, baby.’ It’s red panty night when you sign to fight me, yeah, back at home with your wife. It’s a celebration.”

McGregor himself is starting preparations for the final part of his trilogy with Dustin Poirier after his rematch was confirmed for the headline fight at UFC 264.

UFC president Dana White is hoping to get the fight on, in front of spectators, in Las Vegas in July of this year.

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