‘He’s Gonna Try to Dance’ – Jorge Masvidal Talks About Kamaru Usman’s Game Plan for the Fight

Published 04/17/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Jorge Masvidal is all set to face Kamaru Usman at the UFC 261 Main event. The two fighters are all set for a rematch after their showdown at UFC 251 in July 2020. The two fighters have been talking about each other a lot and do not shy away from taking digs at each other.

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Recently during an interview, Masvidal was talking about what he thinks ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ will try to do during their fight.

“I know what Kamaru’s going to do, he’s going to try to dance and dance and in a way of like a prom dancing and rub feet with me.”

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Masvidal is confident that he knows Usman and his tactics. “That’s him, that’s who he is when he has a man in front of him like me. That’s what he’s going to, let me hump this guy rub feet with him and we have a game plan for that.”

The last fight between the two fighters was scheduled at brief notice, especially for Masvidal. This time around though, Masvidal believes he is better prepared and the result will be different this time around.

“The best thing is that I got the feat of strength, I got the skill set. All the things he can do when he lands, whatever if it hurts if it’s hurting if it’s this that.

“You know all these things that I have a good recon on I’m going to exploit them. I’m going to bring them to the forefront. Whatever he wants to do, count on one thing: this fight will not be boring.”

Jorge Masvidal expect this fight to be different

The first fight between ‘Gamebred’ and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was scheduled in a hurry. They chose Masvidal as the replacement fighter, and he believes he did not have enough time to prepare.

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Usman was victorious in that fight via a unanimous decision and successfully completed 5 takedowns, the fighter landed 263 strikes compared to Masvidal’s 85. This time around, though, Masvidal is ready with a game plan and is confident in his abilities.

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Whenever two top fighters collide, it is always a treat to watch, but when the fighters really dislike each other, it’s even more interesting. ‘Gamebred’ and Usman don’t like each other and thus this fight promises to be a great watch for the fans.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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