Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman seems fascinated about combating Jorge Masvidal now that his bout with Gilbert Burns has been scrapped.

Yesterday night information broke that Burns (19-Three MMA) had contracted the Coronavirus and was not capable of compete in opposition to Usman (16-1 MMA) in subsequent weekend’s UFC 251 occasion headliner as scheduled.

Shortly following the announcement, Jorge Masvidal took to Twitter with the next publish seemingly suggesting he was keen to battle Usman on brief discover.

“Gamebred is an animal that has been bred to be sport.”

Most lately, Kamaru Usman took to Twitter the place he acknowledged the next.

“Is perhaps time for the Pig to squeal.” – Usman wrote.

Whereas many have been left questioning who precisely ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was referring to, the welterweight champion has used the time period “pig” to explain Jorge Masvidal previously.

As famous by MMAJunkie’s Farah Hannoun, Kamaru Usman used the identical reference for Masvidal in a earlier publish on Instagram (see that story right here).

“I consider Usman is speaking about Jorge Masvidal. Used that reference on this IG publish again in March. It’s in direction of the tip of the video, when he speaks about probably combating him with no crowd.”

Masvidal was initially focused to be the subsequent man to problem Kamaru Usman following his TKO victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 244. That win prolonged Jorge’s present streak to 3 in a row, this after scoring sensational knockout victories over Darren Until and Ben Askren.

Sadly negotiations between ‘Gamebred’ and the UFC for the Usman bout went bitter and the promotion wound up turning to streaking contender Gilbert Burns to fill the void.

Nonetheless, with ‘Durinho‘ now unavailable, the timing appears good for Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal to settle their variations.

With that being mentioned, a possible battle between Usman and Masvidal has little or no probability of happening at UFC 251 subsequent weekend. The UFC has already introduced Max Holloway vs. Alex Volkanovski 2 because the new occasion headliner.

This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 4, 2020