UFC: Mavidal turnaround? Fighter CONFIRMED as late replacement for UFC 251 bout against Kamaru
- UFC confirm that Jorge Masvidal will fight Kamaru Usman
- Usman was set to fight Gilbert Burns but he tested positive for coronavirus
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
UFC confirm that Jorge Masvidal will fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251.
Jorge Masvidal and Jon Jones have been at a war of words with UFC President Dana White.
The two fighters have repeatedly claimed that the franchise was not paying them enough and for their worth.
Last month, Masvidal announced that he was ready to walk away from the company for life.
Kamaru Usman was slated to take on Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC Fight Island on Sunday 12 July. This was before the Brazilian tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.
— danawhite (@danawhite) July 5, 2020
The 35-year old won the ‘Baddest Mother F***** title against Nate Diaz in November last year took to his instagram page ‘negotiatig’ on the phone and taking a Covid-19 test.
Masvidal claimed the money he was originally offered was only half of what he got for the Diaz fight.
That purse was then matched, but Masvidal wanted more, as well as a higher cut of the pay-per-view revenue.
Despite the disagreement, Masvidal appears to have returned to the conversation, and is set to save the UFC boss’ show next weekend.