Jorge Masvidal agreed to combat UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on simply six days discover, which implies “Gamebred” will enter the UFC 251 pay-per-view (PPV) headliner in Abu Dhabi and not using a coaching camp.
That could be a priority for a showdown towards a high-level wrestler like Ben Askren, however not for a “bum” like Usman. In truth, Masvidal feels fairly assured about his possibilities when the cage door closes on July 11 on “Battle Island.”
“I’m at all times coaching, however I’m not at all times within the fitness center doing the specifics,” Masvidal instructed ESPN. “If you happen to’re asking me, are you in form? Perhaps to not combat Ben Askren. I’m not in Ben Askren form, as a result of he’s a hell of a wrestler. And even to combat a man like Darren Until. However am I in form for this bum I’m about to decapitate and baptize? Hell yeah.”
Masvidal was anticipated to combat Usman after “The Nigerian Nightmare” defended his title towards 170-pound loudmouth Colby Covington; nevertheless, negotiations left each side at a standstill and the promotion opted to go along with Gilbert Burns as an alternative.
Then “Durinho” examined optimistic for coronavirus and UFC was proper again the place it began, solely “Gamebred” had the higher hand. It didn’t take lengthy to get a deal completed and barring any further hangups, the UFC 251 foremost occasion seems to be set.