‘I’m Taking Everything’- Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman Gets Into a Verbal Warfare Ahead of a Potential Rematch

Published 02/16/2021, 8:32 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)


Kamaru Usman defeated his former teammate Gilbert Burns, stopping the Brazilian by strikes in the main event of UFC 258 this past weekend. In his post-fight interview, Usman called out his former opponent Jorge Masvidal for a fight, vowing to better his performance this term against the Miami native.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Now both the top welterweights have taken to social media to trade words at each other. Usman had a meeting with the UFC President Dana White and after that, he took to Twitter to post a cryptic message seemingly directed towards ‘Gamebred’. It didn’t take Masvidal too long to notice it and respond.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

I’m feeling generous,‘ wrote Usman. TO which Masvidal responded, ‘You feeling generous and I’m feeling gooned out. I’m taking everything. What’s yours is mine. #supernecessary.’ ‘The Nigerian Nightmare also posted photos of his meeting with Dana White captioning it as ‘Big Boy Business Being Done with the Bossman’.

Usman and Masvidal fought at UFC 251 as ‘Gamebred’ stepped up on a 6-day notice and traveled to Abu Dhabi to save the first pay-per-view main event of UFC Fight Island. Despite all those struggles, Masvidal survived the full 5-rounds, putting his supreme endurance on display.

But ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ said he wants to rematch the veteran star as he would put ‘Gamebred’ in a ‘coffin’ with proper preparation. Masvidal didn’t take those claims lightly and issued his response.

It would be interesting to see an eventual rematch between the two.

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2: Would it be any different?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Masvidal is an exceptional fighter and a true veteran of the game. However, Usman looks invincible with his current form. But with a full camp and better conditioning, ‘Gamebred’ is more than capable of pulling off an upset. He certainly possesses the power to knock anybody out cold and has an extremely underrated grappling prowess too.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal battles 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)

But Usman is a beast in his own right and will look to extend his record of unbeaten run in the UFC welterweight division regardless of the opponent.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What did you make of the social media back and forth between ‘The Nigerian Nightmare‘ and ‘Gamebred’? Should they rematch next?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Apratim Banerjee

722 articles

Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT