WATCH: Former NFL Star Chad Ochocinco Crashes Jorge Masvidal’s Press Conference at UFC 261

Published 04/23/2021, 11:08 AM EDT


Jorge Masvidal returns this weekend at UFC 261 as he sets up to butt heads with the welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, in a rematch.

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The pre-fight press conference for the event took place yesterday. Masvidal had a surprise supporter in the building in the form of former NFL star Chad Ochocinco.

When asked about his expectations from the fight, Masvidal answered, “Yeah, we rubbed on the we worked on these techniques that will stop him from rubbing my feet, you know that that was the only thing that I couldn’t stop last time, you know, so we’ll make sure that there’s no feet rubbing this time.”

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Masvidal was then able to recognize Ochocinco and asked, “Is that Chad Ochocinco? what’s up, man? What’s up, man? How you doing? Man?”

I’m good. I’m here. Man. If I had your hands, I cut mine off. But I just want to I want to hear from your mouth that you locked in before the fight I put this money on you despite being the underdog,” Ochocinco told Masvidal as the former NFL star asked for the challenger’s prediction of the how the main event at UFC 261 would play out.

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)

Whether Masvidal can live up to his word and finally become a UFC Champion in the process, remains to be seen. He will have to fight a perfect bout in order to dethrone a dominant champion like Usman.

Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman 2: How will the crowd factor in?

The pay-per-view in Jacksonville, Floria, will have fans back in the arena for the first time since restrictions related to COVID were implemented in the United States.

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Fans always bring extra energy to the fighters. So, needless to say, that the competitors will look to use that as a plus for them.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: (L-R) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria battles Jorge Masvidal 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)

Apart from the welterweight title fight in the main event, the card will have 2 other title fights. The women’s Strawweight and Flyweight titles will be up for the taking. How many new champions will we get from the event?

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