UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal might soon meet on the Octagon seeing the recent trash-talks and callouts. Usman recently disagreed to believe that Masvidal is one of the most feared strikers in MMA and best boxing pedigree inside the UFC Octagon and revealed that he isn't quite impressed by him.
While still not confirmed by the UFC, Masvidal and Usman could possibly face each other on the Octagon in July. The Nigerian Nightmare” doesn't think Gamebred's UFC 244 effort can beat him.
“Let’s weigh it out right now: me standing with Masvidal or me standing with Tyron Woodley, which one is a little more … yeah, Tyron Woodley more power, Tyron Woodley could touch you and put you out.”
Usman told a media scrum during UFC 247 fight week in Houston.
“Me standing with Masvidal … I should be worried about Masvidal? He couldn’t knock out Nate Diaz. Come on, man. This guy fought Demian Maia, what happened? Took an ‘L’. Fought Wonderboy [Stephen Thompson], took an ‘L’.
The Welterweight champion added.
“It’s crazy to me, he has all the hype, everybody says he’s this striker, this killer. It doesn’t matter. I’m gonna do me. I’m gonna put him on his ass, beat on him until he wants to quit, and if he stands up I will knock him out if I need to. But everyone’s talking about striking – first of all you gotta stand upright to strike. Don’t think I’m not gonna take you down. There’s no secret to what’s gonna happen. I’m gonna take you down and beat on you until you quit.”