Jorge Masvidal is ‘completely keen’ to interchange Gilbert Burns and face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight world title on per week’s discover.
That’s in accordance with his supervisor, who insists ‘Gamebred’ is prepared and keen to stay as much as his moniker.
Burns was pressured to withdraw from the principle occasion at UFC 251 after contracting coronavirus to go away the principle occasion on July 15 on Yas Island in critical jeopardy.
Nonetheless, experiences have emerged suggesting Masvidal might effectively step up and save the day.
In response to Ariel Helwani, supervisor Abraham Kawa has confirmed the BMF champion is ‘completely keen’ to step up and take the struggle on per week’s discover.
The UFC desperately tried to e book Masvidal in opposition to Usman earlier within the yr, focusing on the primary week of July for Worldwide Combat Week.
But when the coronavirus disaster struck, monetary limitations meant the corporate had been unable to supply Masvidal phrases he felt had been proper for him and he started to fireside off some critical accusations about the way in which fighters are handled by the UFC and Dana White.
However, supplied compensation and reparations will be agreed between White and Masvidal, it appears all could possibly be forgiven.
The 35-year-old loved a sensational 2019, stopping Darren Until, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz to cement himself as a real pay-per-view famous person within the sport.
However the problem posed to any welterweight by Usman is a frightening one; the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ is ranked No.6 on the pound-for-pound rankings and has misplaced simply as soon as in 17 skilled fights.