Jorge Masvidal Wants To Fight Kamaru Usman Again After a Devastating Knockout Loss in the Rematch

Published 07/29/2021, 1:24 PM EDT
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)


Jorge Masvidal is one of the most entertaining fighters in the UFC. The veteran fighter who has an MMA record of (35-15) saw his resurgence in 2019 as he won three consecutive fights via KO. His victory against Ben Askren was particularly special as he KO’d ‘Funky’ in just 5 seconds.

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After defeating Askren, ‘Gamebred’ faced Nate Diaz at the UFC 244 event and won that fight as well. Following his 3 consecutive victories, Masvidal got the opportunity to challenge for the title. He faced Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 for the welterweight title, ‘Gamebred’ ended up losing that fight via a unanimous decision.

The pair met for a rematch at UFC 261, this time Usman won the fight via a 2nd round TKO. After this loss, everyone thought that the rivalry between Usman and Masvidal must have ended. However, it seems like Masvidal wants to face ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ again.

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During an interactive Twitter session, Masvidal was asked a question regarding his next fight. ‘Gamebred’ was asked, “If you could fight any current fighter in any weight class who would it be and why?” To this Masvidal was quick to respond with, “Usman.”

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It would be interesting to see if and what Usman responds to this and whether he is interested in fighting Masvidal.

What next for Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal?

Since the clash between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, both fighters have been away from the cage. While it is certain that Usman will be defending his title against Colby Covington next, what Masvidal will do next is unsure.

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Many believe that the best match-up for Masvidal will be Nate Diaz, as both fighters are at similar stages of their career. While one could also see a fight between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal next.

However, there has been no announcement regarding Masvidal’s next opponent and who knows it might even be Kamaru Usman.

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Do you think a fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will happen? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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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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