Jorge Masvidal wants trilogy after he beats Kamaru Usman at UFC 261

Jorge Masvidal wants trilogy after he beats Kamaru Usman at UFC 261

In an irregular Q&A readily accessible to ESPN+ subscribers, no. 4 ranked welterweight Jorge Masvidal answered questions from followers sooner than his welterweight championship rematch against Kamaru Usman on April 24 at UFC 261.

When asked what Masvidal will attain in any other case sooner than his rematch with Masvidal, “Gamebred” was candid in his solution.

“I’m now not gonna slit 20 pounds of weight now, essentially in water in six days,” Masvidal said. “It’s a unfamiliar weight slit altogether and that’s gonna be the most principal determining ingredient I deem.”

In Masvidal’s first fight with Usman for the welterweight strap at UFC 251, he crammed in for a COVID-19 afflicted Gilbert Burns on ideal six days perceive. As a result, Masvidal needed to slit weight abruptly in uncover to originate the 170-pound restrict along with having to adjust his sleep schedule to Abu Dhabi time.

Usman won their first match-up by a unanimous decision with ratings of 50-45, 50-45, 49-46.

Kamaru Usman elbows Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Fight Island
Kamaru Usman elbows Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Battle Island

Masvidal was also asked what it will mean for him to salvage the welterweight title at UFC 261.

“The entirety. I’ve attach the entirety that I in fact have into this sport,” Masvidal said. “I’m gonna be in a space to acquire the form of sleep I desire at night time after I in fact have that belt.”

One other fan asked Masvidal if he would be provocative to arrangement shut a trilogy bout with the reigning welterweight champion assuming that Gamebred would be victorious in the rematch against “The Nigerian Nightmare” at UFC 261.

“When I salvage this rematch we are in a position to no doubt hotfoot for a trilogy,” Masvidal said. I’m going to now not hotfoot down in historical past as one and one with this individual. It’s now not gonna happen.”

UFC 261 on April 24 now not most effective aspects the welterweight championship rematch, it also marks the first time in the U.S. that the UFC shall be in a space to welcome followers support to a supplied-out venue of 15,000-plus with out social distancing limitations.

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