“In A Stand-Up Kamaru Usman Would’ve Got Beat Up- WWE Hall Of Famer Weighs In On Jorge Masvidal’s Loss

July 16, 2020 2:04 am

In the latest episode of the Hall Of Fame Podcast, WWE legend Booker T expressed his opinion on the main event UFC 251 match fought between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman for the Welterweight belt.

Booker T had a lot to say about both fighters. After a good duel, Kamaru Usman emerged victorious by unanimous decision. It was clear that the day was his.

“I look at Jorge Masvidal. I love Jorge Masvidal but I look at his record and I look at the guys he’s fought and I match up all of those guys that he’s fought and lost to up against Kamaru Usman, and Kamaru Usman runs through all of them,” says Booker.

Jorge Masvidal was completely shut out by Usman. His every burst of momentum was stumped down by Usman who relentlessly badgered him. Booker suggests that Masvidal had only one strategy entering the fight, which is what hindered him.

“I just did not think, you know, Jorge Masvidal was capable of going out there and winning that fight other than by knockout and most wrestlers normally don’t put themselves in the position to get knocked out,” says Booker.

Booker T admires Kamara Usman’s strategy in the fight

Booker T feels that the loss was not that much in Masvidal’s part but in Usman’s expertise.

“I don’t think that his gas tank was suspect must by far by any means. I think Kamaru Usman zapped that has out of that gas tank throughout five rounds,” says Booker.

Usman’s grind tactic proved extremely effective. He used a combination of attacks to make sure Masvidal could not respond effectively enough. Whenever Masvidal planned on building up to something, Usman stopped him in his tracks.

“It proved how good of a striker Jorge Masvidal really is because in a stand-up, man, Kamaru Usman would’ve got beat up so bad in a stand-up with Jorge Masvidal. It seems like it would be night against day as far as that goes but it goes to show you how good Kamaru Usman is willing to adapt and willing to change his game plans,” concludes Booker.

Booker attributes Usman’s success to his strategy going into the fight. Booker T decisively feels that Usman played his cards well right from the start. Usman’s perfect record in UFC continues and he may as well be untouchable at this point. He must however maintain this form. There’s a lot of fight yet to take place.

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Luke Dias is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. His profound knowledge of WWE’s history and its wrestlers adds depth to his work. Luke’s favorite wrestlers are Drew McIntyre, Stone Cold, Mick Foley, and Shotzi Blackheart. Luke is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Mass Media at St. Xavier's College (Mumbai) and is experienced in Travel Writing and Photography.

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