The world can be watching Jorge Masvidal on Saturday evening.
That is the person who agreed to a UFC title battle on six days discover and at Struggle Island, will meet the dominant Kamaru Usman.
Jorge Masvidal file
He made his MMA debut in 2003 with the AFC promotion earlier than shifting to Bellator and Strikeforce.
Strikeforce was purchased by the UFC and dissolved in 2013 and Masvidal moved over to Dana White’s promotion.
His first UFC battle got here in 2013 however it an unimaginable 18 months has introduced with it extra followers, pulling energy and cash.
Going into the largest battle of his life, Masvidal’s file is 35 wins and 13 losses, whereas he’s 12-6 within the UFC.
Why is he referred to as Gamebred?
Masvidal revealed his brother helped him choose it.
“Sport means the flexibility to battle by means of ache and fatigue. It’s not about how excessive your ability ranges are, or if you happen to’re good, dangerous or world champion.
“Bred is simply, you’ve got a pit bull and one other pit bull – you bred a pit bull, ?
Who did he final battle?
He fought and beat Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November to win the one-off ‘BMF’ belt.
The 2 brawlers needed to search out out who the ‘baddest motherf*****’ was, with the promotion making a particular belt to go along with the principle occasion at Madison Sq. Backyard.
Will he defend his BMF title?
No. Requested that very query, UFC president Dana White mentioned it was a one-off title and wouldn’t be on the road – regardless of pleas from Usman asking him to make it out there.
Has he fought Usman earlier than?
No, although, the 2 have been feuding for some time. In a post-fight interview in December, Usman cheekily requested the ESPN broadcasters who Masvidal was when requested if can be prepared to defend his title towards him. This led his UFC 251 opponent to create a video bundle of himself in response.
Additionally they clashed publicly at a Tremendous Bowl occasion earlier within the yr and have been separated by a military of safety guards and numerous different folks inside their entourages.
You’ll be able to watch all of the motion from UFC 251 stay on BT Sport 1 from midnight on Saturday evening and hearken to it on talkSPORT 2 from 1am on Sunday the place Adam Catterall, Nick Peet and Dan Hardy can be commentary responsibility