Following the most recent news that Gilbert Burns is positive for COVID-19 and pulled out from the title fight against reigning champion Kamaru Usman, there are a lot of talks about will the fight be postponed or will someone else step in?
Colby, Leon, Jorge, Conor, are all among possible candidates to step in and give the fans what they want. But, per Ariel Helwani, “Street Judas”, aka Jorge Masvidal might be the one to do it. Usman vs Masvidal should already happen, but there were some issues with negotiations with Masvidal before. Now, sources claim that Jorge is willing to step in and challenge Usman for the belt.
As the events is really close, we should probably have to exact information during the day, or tomorrow at the latest.
There are active negotiations ongoing to book Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal as next week’s UFC 251 main event, sources say, and I’m told the sides believe there is a now a path to make it happen. Not done, but a promising development.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 5, 2020