Jorge Masvidal has launched scary footage of the draining weight reduce he endured with a view 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 final yr in a heroic effort.
Though the 36-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.
However it didn’t come straightforward, 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 combating veteran.
Masvidal earned his first shot at UFC glory with a stellar 2019 when he knocked out Darren Until and Ben Askren in emphatic vogue, earlier than being topped the inaugural BMF champion towards Nate Diaz.
Though he was unsuccessful towards Usman at UFC 251, he now has the chance to proper these wrongs at UFC 261 after having a six week camp to organize for the 33-year-old.
The veteran, who turned professional at 18, will combat for the 50th time on Saturday evening on the VyStar Memorials Enviornment (his first ever rematch) and believes he has what it takes.
“I bought to take a whole lot of notes on this man, see his energy ranges, gauge his velocity and his energy,” Masvidal advised The New York Publish. “And one factor I can inform you [is] that, man, as drained as I used to be in that fourth and fifth spherical, when he cracked me, it was like, ‘Man, this man hits like a b****.’
“So I’m not anxious about his energy.
“It’s simply on the finish of the day, God made us. God made me a person, and God made him rather less.”