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Jorge Masvidal confirms UFC return in September against Kamaru Usman – but refuses to rule out wisely-organized fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Jorge Masvidal has confirmed he’ll be returning to UFC trail later this yr, but has no longer dominated out making a pass into the enviornment of boxing.

‘Gamebred’ final fought at UFC 251 on Conflict Island in Abu Dhabi when he was once comprehensively beaten by Kamaru Usman.

Masvidal has confirmed he will return to rematch Usman in September

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Masvidal has confirmed he’ll return to rematch Usman in September

Nevertheless, the Miami-native was once afforded upright per week to put collectively for the fight after changing Gilbert Burns on brief be aware.

A rematch with the UFC welterweight champion is now reportedly on the cards for the 35-yr-former in September, although he refused to rule out a pass to the enviornment of boxing.

Talking to Boxing Social from his residence metropolis even as looking at Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez without misfortune dispatch Avni Yildirim, Masvidal confirmed he may perhaps well per chance additionally wicked codes after his title fight.

“Honest now, I’m desirous about me combating for the belt,” he acknowledged. “In September, now we be pleased upright got word.

Usman and Masvidal went to war in UFC’s first ever Fight Island

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Usman and Masvidal went to battle in UFC’s first ever Conflict Island

“That’s what I’m stupefied about. Then we can stare, no topic the long term holds. I fancy boxing and boxing offers the large pay cheques.

“What I imply is they pay out for the PPVs we usher in than extra than in my present sport so would I dispute to be in boxing? No brainer, yes.

“When the time comes we can wicked that bridge and acquire the true opponents.”

Masvidal was once working on the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida as a visitor commentator for ESPN’s Latin The united states protection and watched the pound-for-pound spacious take care of his WBC and WBA wisely-organized-middleweight titles with ease.

Canelo retained his WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles against Yildirim

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Canelo retained his WBA and WBC wisely-organized-middleweight titles against Yildirim

The Mexican will sq. off against WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders in Could per chance, but has plans to fully unify the 168lbs division with IBF champion Caleb Plant also on his radar.

Nevertheless Masvidal has admitted he would dispute to verify himself against one among the splendid boxers of the present generation earlier than he calls time on his profession.

“The well-known thing I acknowledged was once ‘congrats brother’,” Masvidal added.

“I’m no longer going to rain on no person’s parade; it was once a hell of a efficiency.

Canelo stopped Yildirim in round three

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Canelo stopped Yildirim in round three

“In a while one among the commentators brought up presumably us boxing in due direction and that’s surely a possibility.

“We are able to surely wicked promote. Nevertheless I’m here as a fan. I wasn’t here to name out Canelo or the leisure admire that. I’m upright keen on the actual person, I fancy what he does, I fancy boxing, it’s straightforward.”

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