‘It’s Not Done!’- Kamaru Usman Calls Out Jorge Masvidal for His Next Match

Published 02/14/2021, 2:03 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 10: (L-R) Opponents Kamaru Usman of Nigeria and Jorge Masvidal face off during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The main event at UFC 258 saw former teammates turned rivals, Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns, take each other on. Although the fight was not the most hyped for MMA fans, the matchup between ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and ‘Durinho’ was a mouth-watering prospect. 

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Going into the bout, there was a lot of talk about what both men had taken away from years of sparring together and how they would be able to use it come fight night. Under Hooft, both Burns and Usman had added striking to their already vast arsenal. 

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The fight did not start off well for the champion, who was rocked in the first round and was in big trouble. However, he proved his championship mettle once again by weathering the early onslaught.

He hurt Gilbert in the second round and ended the fight in the third round with a beautiful jab. The ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ claimed he had been working on the jab a lot after his coach, Trevor Wittman, had encouraged him. 

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After the fight in his interview with Joe Rogan, Usman called out a rival for his recent comments on social media. 

The UFC welterweight champion said, “We got this little street thug, calling himself a Jesus, thinking he’s Jesus. And you know, Joe, we tried to make that fight several times… but he kept backing out. The only reason this man took the fight is because it was on six days’ notice.”

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The welterweight champion continued, “And he had a built-in excuse, and he’s still running his mouth. Talking about he broke my nose and stepping in on six days. Give you three weeks, he’s going to do something. Guess what? It’s not done. I’ll give you a whole training camp. I guarantee you, you won’t sign on that dotted line.”

Gamebred’ recently tweeted that he would ‘take off’ Kamaru Usman’s head with a full training camp. The comments have not sat well with the champion, who beat Masvidal in a dominant display at UFC 251.

What did you make of Kamaru Usman’s performance tonight? If the UFC books this rematch, do you think a full training camp for ‘Gamebred’ would result in a different outcome?

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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