Kamaru Usman desires to depart little doubt as to who the true ‘baddest motherf-cker’ within the UFC is when he defends his welterweight title towards Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, in a replay of their first championship matchup at UFC 251.
Usman received the primary combat through unanimous determination, however ‘Gamebred’ claims that was solely as a result of he accepted the combat on lower than per week’s discover and is adamant issues will play out in a different way within the rematch.
Usman, nonetheless, desires to close Masvidal up for good and doubtlessly finish his profession on April 24.
“I wish to put the nail in that coffin as soon as and for all,” Usman advised TMZ Sports activities in a latest interview.
Usman plans to provide Masvidal a actuality test subsequent month however can be cautious to not underestimate the UFC ‘BMF’ champ on combat night time.
“There’s two issues — One, both he really believes it which I’ve to take very very very severely … or he’s simply too silly to know what’s taking place proper now,” the reigning UFC welterweight champion mentioned
“So, I gotta consider that it’s the primary one and I gotta take him at his phrase.”
“Now it’s time to return again to actuality. It’s 2021. The ship has sailed my man.”
Masvidal hasn’t fought since his first encounter with Usman at UFC 251 whereas the latter just lately defended his welterweight title with a career-defining TKO win over Gilbert Burns at UFC 258.
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 will happen on April 24 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Florida.