Whereas UFC president Dana White was not prepared to disclose specifics, Friday he informed ESPN a unique “attention-grabbing” matchup – not Usman – is on the desk for the “BMF” champion.
“We’re speaking about a couple of various things,” White mentioned. “We now have one thing else attention-grabbing for Masvidal, too, that we had been simply speaking about (Thursday). We’ll see.”
Solely time will inform who’s subsequent for Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC), White mentioned. There are nonetheless plenty of shifting elements. White mentioned the UFC is principally targeted on its occasions Might 9, 13 and 16, all of which occur in Jacksonville, Fla.
“We’ll see how this complete factor performs out – places and how briskly,” White mentioned. “To start out speculating down the street proper now could be too quickly. Let’s get by these three fights in Florida and we’ll determine what’s subsequent. We’re speaking about totally different prospects with these guys.”
Previous to the coronavirus pandemic resulting in the postponement of the upcoming UFC schedule, all indicators pointed to Usman vs. Masvidal as a possible matchup for UFC 252 on July 11. The occasion was alleged to coincide with the annual “Worldwide Struggle Week,” which White has since mentioned will doubtless be canceled.