Jorge Masvidal has launched horrifying footage of the gruelling weight reduce he was compelled to endure as a way to headline UFC 251.
‘Gamebred’ stepped in to interchange Gilbert Burns on simply six days’ discover to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title on Combat Island on July 11.
Though the 35-year-old was unsuccessful in his makes an attempt to dethrone the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, the professionalism and dedication required to even make the championship weight of 170lbs and go 5 rounds impressed many.
Nevertheless it didn’t come simple, with Masvidal confirming he needed to reduce 20lbs in simply six days and the following footage from his official YouTube channel confirmed simply how powerful it was on the preventing veteran.
Regardless of the lopsided defeat, Masvidal’s inventory has continued to rise ever since making his comeback in emphatic fashion towards Darren Until at UFC London in 2019.
Subsequent stoppage victories over Ben Askren and Nate Diaz propelled the previous avenue fighter into superstardom and he even options on the brand new UFC four cowl by EA Sports activities alongside Israel Adesanya.
However UFC commentary Jon Anik believes he’s in an excellent postilion and may goal a combat versus Conor McGregor.
“The world is Jorge Masvidal’s oyster proper now,” he instructed Insider. “Any combat that Jorge Masvidal desires is at his disposal proper now.
“I actually have a wholesome urge for food for the Nate Diaz rematch. I believe Conor McGregor would in all probability be my first alternative, due to the magnitude of that combat.
“That’s north of two million pay-per-view buys given the early returns on the quantity we did at UFC 251 however Masvidal has actually wager on himself, and cashed.
“So, all the large fights can be found to him. It’s simply going to be a matter of what [UFC matchmaker] Sean Selby and [UFC president] Dana White select to do.”