The fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal at the UFC 251 show seems increasingly realistic.
While it yesterday seemed so impossible to organize it in such a short time, that is, just a week before the show takes place, it increasingly seems like the fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal could truly be the main fight on the UFC 251 program.
After Gilbert Burns was forced to cancel a performance due to a positive COVID-19 test, Kamaru Usman did not board a plane yesterday that took fighters, their teams, and the media to Fight Island. This meant that he would not be defending his title at the UFC 251 event, and information emerged during the day that Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway had been promoted to participants in the main event.
But as soon as Jorge Masvidal offered to step in, despite having only a week left until the show, some things changed. This morning we were informed that the teams are within negotiations, and Usman’s latest Twitter post suggests that they are moving in the right direction.
He posted a video from whose action it is easy to conclude that the message is that the time has come to eat something, which is a term that fighters very often use after contracted fights. There is no official information yet, but it looks like the UFC could be preparing another flight to Abu Dhabi.