UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will finally face each other during the international fight week. Ahead of the fight, both fighters have been engaging in tremendous back and forth.
This time around though, Usman went after Masvidal’s coach Abe Kawa. The incident occurred when Abe Kawa was engaging with a Kamaru Usman fan on twitter.
Yet said he wants usman in July. You are reaching and actually embarrassing yourself. You’ve gone on for months now bashing jorge. We get it, you are an usman fan. Just stop acting like usman is going to survive. He will lose bad come July.
— Ibrahim Kawa (@Abraham_kawa) February 23, 2020
“Yet said he wants usman in July. You are reaching and actually embarrassing yourself. You’ve gone on for months now bashing jorge. We get it, you are an usman fan. Just stop acting like usman is going to survive. He will lose bad come July,” Abe Kawa said.
Keep talking shit Abe and you already know it’s gonna be #SlapTeam part 2. And you know what the fuck I’m talking about 😏
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) March 1, 2020
“Keep talking sh*t Abe and you already know it’s gonna be #SlapTeam part 2. And you know what the f*ck I’m talking about,” Usman replied.
It didn’t take long for Jorge Masvidal to reply. He unloaded on Usman for threatening his manager.
“Shut the f*ck up you beta b*tch. You address civilians like that? You won’t touch anyone I’m cool with. Sign the contract already and I’ll see you in July. Stfu until then,” Masvidal replied.
Dana White teased Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman
UFC president Dana White teased about this match-up during a recent appearance on the Jim Rome Show.
“We’re going to bring them to Vegas,” White said to Jim Rome on Friday. “Him and Usman will fight in Vegas probably International Fight Week. If [Masvidal] wins, maybe we’ll do his first title defense down here in Miami.”
“That was always the plan, and then whatever happened with them a couple of days ago, whenever that was. We hadn’t announced it yet, but now, this has forced me to announce it.”
Masvidal’s popularity shot through the roof following three consecutive knockout victories last year, with the six-second KO of Ben Asken being the most prominent one.
On the other hand, Usman is coming off of a fifth-round TKO victory over Colby Covington at UFC 245. Prior to that, he won the UFC title by defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.
Who do you guys think will win this fight? Will Kamaru Usman be able to extend his winning streak it will Jorge Masvidal prevail at the end?