BMF title holder Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA) simply went and bought examined for Covid-19 amidst rumors of a possible return to the Octagon.
Yesterday night it was introduced that Gilbert Burns had contracted the Coronavirus and was thus pressured to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 251 title battle with reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Shortly after that information broke, Jorge Masvidal, who was initially focused to battle Usman, shared his curiosity in changing Burns on quick discover.
With rumors operating wild, Masvidal’s supervisor added extra gasoline to the hearth when he shared the next picture of Jorge being examined for Covid-19 simply an hour in the past (through Chisanga Malata).
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) July 4, 2020
Jorge Masvidal was most not too long ago seen in motion at November’s UFC 244 occasion, the place he scored a TKO victory over Nate Diaz to say the promotions inaugural BMF Title.
That victory marked ‘Gamebred’s’ third in a row, as he had beforehand scored sensation knockout wins over Darren Until and Ben Askren respectively.
In the meantime, Kamaru Usman was most not too long ago seen in motion at December’s UFC 245 occasion in Las Vegas, the place he earned a fifth spherical TKO victory over Colby Covington.
As of this second it appears extremely unlikely that Jorge Masvidal will sq. off with Kamaru Usman at subsequent weekend’s UFC 251 pay-per-view occasion. The promotion already knowledgeable Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski that their rematch had been promoted to essential occasion standing.
With that mentioned, there’s a good probability we might see ‘Gamebred’ problem ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ within the close to future. Effectively, that’s if the UFC and Masvidal can lastly comply with phrases financially.
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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 4, 2020