Jorge Masvidal Drops a Potential Date and Venue for His Next Fight

Published 01/21/2021, 2:03 PM EST
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 Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


Jorge Masvidal has been out of action since his failed bid to capture the welterweight title at UFC 251. Fans have been waiting for the return of one of the biggest stars in the business. For all such fans, ‘Gamebred’ has the answer to their questions. His next fight might just be three months away.

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Masvidal took to Twitter as he looked back upon a past interview of his. The UFC welterweight went through a phase in 2019 where his stock rose by an enormous amount. The fame along with his willingness to accept fights on short notice landed him in the title picture. Despite coming up short against the 170-pounds kingpin Kamaru Usman, Masvidal wants to run it back as soon as possible.

If his tweet is any sign, the fighter out of the American Top Team will return to the Octagon on April 21st at the Airlines Arena in his hometown of Miami.

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“Was just sent this and I’m hungry. Miami April 2021 @AAarena with the fans #supernecessary,” Masvidal wrote on Twitter.

Who is most likely to be the next potential opponent for Jorge Masvidal

Masvidal’s brand value makes him a very viable opponent for anyone in the top five of the division. However, the fight that the fans have been itching to witness would be between him and his former training partner Colby Covington.

A fight between the friends-turned-foes has been a long time coming. When Covington was rising through the ranks, he considered his stablemate Masvidal as one of his best friends. However, as per Covington, jealousy paved its way after he defeated Demian Maia, an opponent Masvidal lost to via a split decision. Couple this with the meteoric rise of Masvidal, and it seems that the ‘Chaos’ is more than willing to battle Masvidal.

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Following his win over Tyron Woodley, highly vocal as usual, Covington let Masvidal know he had unfinished business with him. Even Dana White seemed sold on booking a fight between the two. However, as the year drew to a close, there was no update on the pairing. A few weeks ago, talking to The Schmo, the UFC President said that the fight was still a work in progress.

A fight with Covington would be as short of a road to a rematch with Usman as Masvidal could get. However, it wouldn’t be easy as the former interim champion is one of the toughest tests the division could offer.

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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