Jorge Masvidal Wants Kamaru Usman Rematch Over Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz Bouts

Jorge Masvidal would rather get a second crack at Kamaru Usman than big money fights with Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Masvidal challenged Usman for the UFC welterweight title on July 11. The bout headlined UFC 251 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. This was…

Jorge Masvidal would rather get a second crack at Kamaru Usman than big money fights with Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Masvidal challenged Usman for the UFC welterweight title on July 11. The bout headlined UFC 251 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. This was “Gamebred’s” first UFC title opportunity. He ended up losing the […]

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Dana White Praises ‘Massive Star’ Jorge Masvidal After 1.3M UFC 251 PPV Buys

Kamaru Usman defended his welterweight crown with a unanimous-decision win (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) over Jorge Masvidal on Saturday at UFC 251 from Flash Forum at UFC’s “Fight Island” …

Kamaru Usman defended his welterweight crown with a unanimous-decision win (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) over Jorge Masvidal on Saturday at UFC 251 from Flash Forum at UFC’s “Fight Island” …

Jorge Masvidal Would Turn Down Conor McGregor Fight For Kamaru Usman Rematch

MasvidalJorge Masvidal is hellbent on facing Kamaru Usman again. Masvidal stepped in on six days notice to face Usman for the welterweight title in the UFC 251 headliner this past weekend. Despite a promising start, “Gamebred” was eventually dominated by “the Nigerian Nightmare” who utilized effective clinch work and wrestling to grind out the unanimous […]

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Jorge Masvidal is hellbent on facing Kamaru Usman again.

Masvidal stepped in on six days notice to face Usman for the welterweight title in the UFC 251 headliner this past weekend. Despite a promising start, “Gamebred” was eventually dominated by “the Nigerian Nightmare” who utilized effective clinch work and wrestling to grind out the unanimous decision victory.

Despite stepping in on short notice, Masvidal gave full credit to Usman for the win but expressed his desire in wanting a rematch on a proper camp. The feeling remains the same a couple of days later when asked which fight he wanted next.

“It’s a no-brainer,” Masvidal told ESPN (via MMA Junkie). “Could they offer me bigger names that pay me more money? Yes. For a fact. But if it’s up to me, Usman.

“For me stepping up on six days’ notice when no one else would. Because no one else would. A lot of people are saying that they would, but who else did it? Ask Dana (White). Who else was actually like, ‘Hey, Masvidal didn’t do it, I’ll do it. I’m right here.’ So, if it’s up to me Usman right away. I don’t care if they can offer me a bigger fight or not, I would like to fight Usman.”

‘Stubborn’ Masvidal Would Turn Down McGregor

Masvidal is so stubborn in wanting the Usman rematch that he would even be willing to turn down a lucrative fight with Conor McGregor.

Masvidal feels he is already making enough to last him forever. That is why his urge to prove he is better than Usman will trump the money.

“You could tell me (I’m fighting Conor) McGregor right now and will pay me X, Y, Z dollars: ‘The biggest pay-per-view event in history,’” Masvidal said. “I feel I get compensated well enough now that I keep making the right decisions I’ve been doing, then this money is forever money.

“So it’s not about money. It’s about I want that damn belt and I’m stubborn and I know I’m better than Usman and I want to prove it. I want to fight again. I’m not going to take nothing from him. He won the first one. Let’s do it again and that’s it. Then after that then whatever comes next after that. But Usman’s the thing I want the most. The immediate rematch with Usman.”

Do you think Masvidal is being serious about preferring an Usman rematch over McGregor?

UFC’s Jorge Masvidal Requests Kamaru Usman Rematch: ‘I Want That Damn Belt’

Jorge Masvidal is undeterred after his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. ” I want that damn belt, and I’m stubborn,” Masvidal said of the UFC welterweight title, per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani …

Jorge Masvidal is undeterred after his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. ” I want that damn belt, and I’m stubborn,” Masvidal said of the UFC welterweight title, per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani …

UFC 251 Reportedly Generates Over 1 Million Buys On ESPN+

UFC 251UFC 251 was expected to be a lucrative success and that appears to be the case. The pay-per-view event kicked off the Fight Island events this past weekend with a stacked card that saw three title fights. The most anticipated fight, of course, was the new welterweight title headliner between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. […]

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UFC 251 was expected to be a lucrative success and that appears to be the case.

The pay-per-view event kicked off the Fight Island events this past weekend with a stacked card that saw three title fights.

The most anticipated fight, of course, was the new welterweight title headliner between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal — one of the biggest stars in the promotion today — notably stepped in on six days notice which meant the event was going to garner much more interest.

UFC president Dana White even claimed it was trending higher than a Conor McGregor fight and it looks like that was the case according to The Athletic who report it generated approximately 1.3 million buys on ESPN+.

UFC 251 Shows Masvidal Is A Draw

That puts it as one of the highest selling pay-per-views in promotional history as UFC 229 aside, it generated the most buys since UFC 202 in 2016 which featured the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

Masvidal — who previously had a pay dispute with the UFC for not being paid his worth for what he brought in — certainly feels vindicated by his stance as he commented soon after the report came out.

“The overwhelming amount of support I have received before, during, and after this journey has been humbling. Still got a lot of goals to meet. All of you that tuned in to see me win, thank you. Those that tuned in to see me lose, thank you.

“I want to thank God for allowing me to be able to provide for my family during a time of crisis and the best is yet to come #theresurrection”

One thing is for sure — Masvidal clearly moves the needle.

What do you make of the number of buys UFC 251 generated?

UFC 251 Results: Key Takeaways from Usman vs. Masvidal Card

UFC’s first event at Fight Island is in the books after Kamaru Usman successfully defended his welterweight championship against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates…

UFC’s first event at Fight Island is in the books after Kamaru Usman successfully defended his welterweight championship against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates…