Jorge Masvidal will hope second time’s the appeal when he makes an attempt to prise the welterweight title away from Kamaru Usman at UFC 261.
However this time, he gained’t be doing it on six days discover. Each males have had full camps and no excuses for what transpires within the octagon on Saturday.
However who do their friends and people closest to them suppose will win? Right here, talkSPORT.com seems to be on the fighter picks for Masvidal vs Usman.
Daniel Cormier, former double UFC champion
“I believe that we’re gonna see a significantly better battle between these two,” Cormier stated on his ESPN present.
“Is Jorge ok to shut the hole? I don’t know. It’s a tall hill to climb, man. Usman is nearly as good as they arrive and Masvidal goes to need to battle absolutely the excellent battle as a way to beat him. But when anyone has that capability, it’s Jorge Masvidal.”
Francis Ngannou, UFC heavyweight champion
“At the start, we’re in Jacksonville subsequent weekend. Not to participate however to take over with my brother Kamaru Usman who’s combating in the primary occasion,” he stated.
“Big battle, enormous match. So, we [are] going to be there, give him some love, some assist, stand on his facet.
“It’s gonna be enormous. Big battle. I’m going to be there myself. I believe that battle might be [a] candidate for the battle of the 12 months.”
Alexander Volkanovski, UFC featherweight champion
“Clearly Masvidal was quick discover [in the first fight], however I do see a reasonably related outcome. However I’ll be watching, undoubtedly tuning in for 3 title fights. However I believe it’ll be an analogous outcome.”
Leon Edwards, UFC welterweight
“If I needed to put cash on it, I’d in all probability favor Usman,” Britain’s Edwards stated. “I simply can’t see what Masvidal might do completely different.
“He’s the smaller man, he doesn’t look robust within the clinch. His wrestling isn’t nice. I simply can’t see what he does that’s gonna be wonderful to change up his model. He’s fought the identical means for a very long time.”
Colby Covington, UFC welterweight
Chaos was associates with Masvidal at one level and now they hate one another. He desires to battle him, although he wouldn’t thoughts one other crack at Usman – having had his jaw actually cracked by the champion.
“[Masvidal] going to get beat by Usman and there’s solely going to be one man left standing on the high and that’s me.”
Tyron Woodley, former UFC welterweight champion
“I don’t know. I’m going to root for Masvidal. But it surely’s a great battle, everyone knows what Usman is able to doing and though Masvidal didn’t have six or seven days discover to face him, he’s at all times coaching and I believe Usman additionally has to organize for a really, very completely different opponent as effectively.
“In order that they’re each going to have extra time to organize for one another I believe it’s going to be a great battle. However, if I’ve to drag for any individual, in fact I’m going to drag for Masvidal.”
Justin Gaethje, former interim UFC light-weight champion
“His greatest likelihood was quick discover. He’s f***d now. The extra time we’ve to plan for him, the higher. He manned as much as take this one once more, I’ll give him that. However, yeah it’s going to be ugly.”