This Saturday night from Fight island in Abu Dhabi, Jorge Masvidal and Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman have agreed to step in the octagon in the main event for the world title. This news comes after #1 contender Gilbert Burns tested positive for COVID-19 and was removed from the main event. In the past 24 hours reports have come out saying Masvidal was open to replace Burns to fight Usman and has undergone multiple COVID tests in order to travel to Abu Dhabi and fight for the title. Its been really chaotic with a ton of different reports so im not getting my hopes up, but as of this writing, it seems closer and closer this will be the main event this Saturday night.
Jorge Masvidal, in my opinion is and has been the rightful #1 contender to Usman ‘s Welterweight championship ever since he Knocked out Ben Askren and then went on to beat Nate Diaz. Then of course, his contract/money situation became an issue between Masvidal and Dana White, so White inserted Gilbert Burns as the man to face Usman for the title this summer. Dont get me wrong, Gilbert Burns WHOOPED Tyron Woodley and is the highest of level BJJ artists in the world. He 100% deserves to fight for the title when he is back and healthy. BUT, Jorge Masvidal is the rightful owner to this title shot and it looks like this could be happening folks. Don’t get your hopes up, but get your hopes up.
This will be one of the craziest fights ever. These 2 HATE eachother.
LFG!!! SO PUMPED FOR THIS SATURDAY.