Jorge Masvidal is so confident that he will beat Kamaru Usman in the UFC 261 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, that he already is offering “The Nigerian Nightmare” a 170 pound rubber match.
“When I win the rematch, we will definitely go for the trilogy because I will not go down in 1-1 history with this individual,” Masvidal said during an ESPN + Q&A hosted by Laura Sanko (via MMA Junkie). “It’s just not going to happen.”
Masvidal will have a full training camp to fight for the welterweight belt, unlike the six-day notice he received when Gilbert Burns was benched with coronavirus and forced to retire. The second time your emergency weight reduction will be absent.
“I’m not going to lose 20 pounds now, mostly from water, in six days,” Masvidal said. “As I am right now, I weigh eight, nine pounds before I hit 170. So it’s a completely different weight cut. I think that will be the main determining factor. “
We will find out later this month.
The UFC 261 PPV card, which also features the title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade, as well as Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas, will be the first event to feature a live crowd in more than a year.
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