Usman Names The Only Two Bouts Where He Fought Angry

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman doesn’t let emotion get in the way of his approach to fighting except for two previous matchups. Usman is set to face Leon Edwards in the UFC 278 headliner on Aug. 20. It is a rematch years in the making aft…

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman doesn’t let emotion get in the way of his approach to fighting except for two previous matchups. Usman is set to face Leon Edwards in the UFC 278 headliner on Aug. 20. It is a rematch years in the making after the two top welterweights squared off at the beginning…

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Leon Edwards Adds Condition To Potential Masvidal Title Fight

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has made an adjustment to the title-shot offer he made Jorge Masvidal ahead of UFC 278 this weekend. At August 20’s Utah-held pay-per-view, Edwards will finally get his long-awaited opportunity to win UFC g…

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has made an adjustment to the title-shot offer he made Jorge Masvidal ahead of UFC 278 this weekend. At August 20’s Utah-held pay-per-view, Edwards will finally get his long-awaited opportunity to win UFC gold, but it will be no easy feat. In his way of an ascension to the 170-pound…

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Jorge Masvidal backs Kamaru Usman to retain title at UFC 278, still down to fight Leon Edwards

Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman, Leon EdwardsJorge Masvidal is willing to take on Leon Edwards, even if the latter falls short in his title challenge. Edwards is set to take on the reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the headlining bout of UFC 278 on Aug. 20 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Usman has proven to be […]

Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards

Jorge Masvidal is willing to take on Leon Edwards, even if the latter falls short in his title challenge.

Edwards is set to take on the reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the headlining bout of UFC 278 on Aug. 20 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Usman has proven to be a dominant champion during his run and goes into the bout undefeated in title contests.

Jorge Masvidal backs Kamaru Usman to retain the title at UFC 278

In an interview with MMA Fighting, Jorge Masvidal shared his thoughts on the upcoming title match at UFC 278.

“I don’t [see Leon Edwards winning] to tell you the truth,” Masvidal said (ht MMA Fighting). “It’s a fight, anything can happen. There’s no 1,000 percent winning for anybody in this sport. I don’t care if you’re undefeated. It’s just a matter of time. I think Usman wins more times than Leon wins if they were to fight five times.”

While he did leave room for Edwards to win, Masvidal broke down why Usman will likely get his hand raised.

“I think [Usman] is a little more complete, and at the end of the day, just the wrestling, it will come down to the wrestling,” Masvidal explained. “On the feet, Leon’s a little bit more polished, maybe a little bit more variety with setups or attacks, but Usman’s wrestling, I think he’ll keep Leon honest to where he won’t open up as he would with a lot of guys. I see Usman winning.”

Masvidal is still down to fight Leon Edwards

Masvidal and Edwards have a long-running beef stemming from the former’s assault on the latter back in 2019. Masvidal is open to fighting Edwards even if he loses out on the title.

“I think naturally I’m faster than him,” Masvidal said. “I know I’m smarter than him. I have more power. We’ve fought a lot of common opponents and he couldn’t do anything to them but give them a split decision. I put those same guys on stretchers.

“I do worry well with the strikers as everybody knows. It’s like those wrestlers, those guys who have wrestled since they were 7 years old. They can take me out of my comfort zone, put me on my back and not allow me to use all my tools where I have some problems. Leon’s not that guy. He doesn’t have that next level wrestling or endurance. I know he takes a lot of guys down, but the caliber of takedowns and the opponents that he does it to, it’s not me so I don’t see his grappling being a problem for a me. The striking, I welcome it. Let’s find out. Let’s go.”

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UFC’s Jorge Masvidal Eyes ‘Little B—h’ Conor McGregor, Gilbert Burns, Leon Edwards

Even after three straight losses, “The one that makes the most sense is that little b**** Conor,” Masvidal told MMA Fighting. “I wouldn’t mind getting a fat…

Even after three straight losses, “The one that makes the most sense is that little b**** Conor,” Masvidal told MMA Fighting. “I wouldn’t mind getting a fat…

Watch: Jorge Masvidal celebrates with iKON FC fighter following brutal knockout

Jorge MasvidalWatch UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal react to a vicious knockout at his newest iKON FC card last night live on UFC Fight Pass. Jorge Masvidal’s promotion, iKON FC, returned last night in Savannah, Georgia where up-and-coming fighters competed to impress in what is a great opportunity for rising stars to stamp their mark on the […]

Jorge Masvidal

Watch UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal react to a vicious knockout at his newest iKON FC card last night live on UFC Fight Pass.

Jorge Masvidal’s promotion, iKON FC, returned last night in Savannah, Georgia where up-and-coming fighters competed to impress in what is a great opportunity for rising stars to stamp their mark on the MMA landscape, with the full card being shown on UFC Fight Pass.

None quite stole the spotlight as bantamweight Malcolm Wellmaker. The 28-year-old would make it 2-0 as a professional, knocking out Langton Sykes in emphatic fashion.

Wellmaker would start the proceeding with a jab, before he would fake another one, drawing a reaction from Sykes. Wellmaker would launch a tight left hook counter as Sykes attempted to load up on a big right hand, completely shutting Syke’s lights out, forcing the referee to stop the video.

The Augusta fighter would then calmly walk towards and celebrate with Masvidal, who was cage side for the event. Watch the videos below:

‘MAN DOWN! @GamebredFighter Malcolm Wellmaker (2-0) via devastating KO [ #iKONFC4 | ???? ??? | #UFCFCIGHTPASS ]’

‘Malcolm Wellmaker hits the faceplant KO and celebrates with @GamebredFighter (via @ikonfights).’

What’s Next for Jorge Masvidal?

We have not seen ‘Gamebred’ compete since his wide decision loss to bitter rival Colby Covington back in March. Although Masvidal has seen a skid in terms of performance along with some out-of-the-cage problems, the BMF champion is as ready to fight as ever and still holds the No.8 ranking.

The likelihood of Masvidal competing for a title any time soon is very low, but he will bring name and selling power to any bout. It is unlikely that he will likely be fighting any up-and-comers like Sean Brady any time soon, with bigger-named, seasoned veterans much more preferable.

A matchup with Gilbert Burns seems the most logical next step in terms of rankings and fights that are already booked. Burns has also seen a surge in popularity following his brave display against Khamzat Chimaev.

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Masvidal: UFC Is Trying To Sabotage Diaz With Last-Fight Booking

UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal feels his former foe Nate Diaz is getting screwed over by the matchmakers with his upcoming fight against Khamzat Chimaev. Diaz will face Chimaev in the UFC 279 headliner on Sept. 10. This is the last fight on Diaz&#8217…

UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal feels his former foe Nate Diaz is getting screwed over by the matchmakers with his upcoming fight against Khamzat Chimaev. Diaz will face Chimaev in the UFC 279 headliner on Sept. 10. This is the last fight on Diaz’s UFC contract and he’s expressed little interest in re-signing with the promotion…

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