Kamura Usman shut down by Canelo Alvarez: You just want the payday!

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman was on the receiving end of some harsh words from boxing's Pound for Pound king.

Canelo Alvarez hit back at Ali Abdelaziz - Usman's manager - after he claimed the four-division world champion was scared of a crossover fight against him.

The Mexican - who is bidding to become light heavyweight champion against Dmitry Bivol on Cinco de Mayo weekend - replied to his tweet and said: "Who the f**k is this?"

Usman then chipped in and added: "Let's just all relax… before somebody gets hurt."

Canelo continued the discussion by quoting Usman and said: "I agree cuz it will not be me."

The beef continued with Usman - UFC's first African champion - asking if Canelo was open to fighting him in the cage or boxing ring only for the 31-year-old to go into complete savage mode.

Alvarez asked: "You calling me out, right? You want the payday, right?

"So you know where, but sit down it's not your turn yet I have a legacy to make."

Usman got the last word in and concluded: "Enough said… you don't want that smoke in a real fight. I hear you! Good luck champ."

Usman is short of challenges in MMA following his win over Colby Convington at UFC 268 and is now prepared to train for a showdown against Canelo.

However, he reassured fans that his hopes of securing the fight is not for financial gain.

Canelo Alvarez

He recently told SunSport: "The more it scares me, the more I'm willing to prepare and go through [hell] to achieve it.

"It's no surprise. Canelo is a tall glass for anybody - a tall pint.

"And it scares me, it scares me to death. But the real reason [I want the fight] is: I wanted to be welterweight champion, I got it.

"I wanted to be pound-for-pound, I got it. I always thought this phrase was special, and the phrase that I'm after now is: 'The Face of the Fight Game'.

"Yeah, he's the face of boxing, but he can't say he's the face of the fight game.

"And I can't claim to that as well. So, there's only one way for me to stake claim to that.

"And that's taking on something that seems astronomically impossible to everyone, except myself."

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