Jorge Masvidal claims he’s ‘fighting for the belt’ in September; Kamaru Usman’s manager responds

Jorge Masvidal claims he’s already booked a date for his title fight rematch in opposition to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman however it and not using a doubt may presumably perhaps well not be a done deal lawful but.

On Saturday night, Masvidal served as phase of the commentary team for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s one-sided drubbing of Avni Yildirim and he spoke to loads of media retailers after the boxing match changed into as soon as accomplished.

In an interview with Boxing Social, Masvidal broke the tips that he changed into as soon as already cementing his second shot at UFC gold later this year after he fell to Usman by unanimous resolution in their first assembly in 2020.

“Appropriate now I’m centered on me fighting for the belt, which goes to be in August/September, in actuality September, we lawful bought be conscious on this,” Masvidal acknowledged.

“So you’re bask in the second particular person in actuality to take hang of this proper now. That’s lawful how luck works man. A form of MMA media web sites are going to be indignant I dropped to on yours first, boxing of all folks. There’s going to call me a traitor. But that’s what I’m skittish about.”

Whereas it’s entirely conceivable that Masvidal will cease up fighting Usman, the welterweight champion’s manager Ali Abdelaziz issued a assertion to MMA Combating on Sunday shooting down experiences that the bout is a done deal or that the date has already been sure.

“Masvidal doesn’t judge anything,” Abdelaziz acknowledged. “He desires to sit down down down down and retain working his wrestling.

“When the champ makes a resolution per chance he’ll give them a possibility however for now nothing [is] going on.”

Following a Third-spherical TKO over weak teammate Gilbert Burns at UFC 258, Usman at as soon as turned his consideration to Masvidal after the “BMF” champion had taken rather a couple of shots at him after accepting their first fight on lawful six days’ explore.

Usman promised a worthy extra decisive victory in a rematch whereas reminding Masvidal that he wasn’t at his simplest as soon as they met the first time after he also persevered a wild budge schedule coupled with a fight cancellation after Burns changed into as soon as pulled from the cardboard this previous July after he tested sure for the coronavuirus.

“This time I are attempting to discontinuance him for actual due to I judge that’s the correct thing that’s going to discontinuance his mouth,” Usman acknowledged following his choose in early February. “Pretending strolling around right here bask in he’s Jesus or one thing. Nicely, I’m going to position him in a coffin this time.

“This time I will discontinuance him. I promise you. That’s why I changed into as soon as disenchanted in myself that final fight due to I do know I will discontinuance him however with the total conditions took location, I lawful went within the market and dominated him from originate to enact. This time I will discontinuance him if he desires to step up.”

If negotiations are underway to doubtlessly guide Usman in opposition to Masvidal later this year, there’s also chatter that the welterweight competitors may presumably perhaps well presumably cease up as coaches on the revamped Last Fighter, which is predicted to return this summer.

Whether or no longer that in actuality occurs, remains to be viewed.

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