If you are a fan of either Kamaru Usman or Jorge Masvidal, Dana White’s latest on the situation will surely make you smile.
The UFC President White announced that the highly anticipated potential fight between UFC welterweight and ‘BMF’ champion is in the works for the upcoming summer.
The other day the pair had an encounter at a Super Bowl media event in Miami, as it’s clear for some time now there’s no love lost between those two.
White spoke on the situation and also talked about the UFC – Miami connection:
“We haven’t had a fighter from Miami to embrace yet,” White said.
“Since I got here, I went to dinner last night, I’ve been walking around – everybody’s yelling, ‘When’s Masvidal fighting in Miami?’ Not soon. We’re going to bring him to Vegas. Him and Usman will fight in Vegas, probably International Fight Week (in July). If he wins, maybe we’ll do his first title defense down here in Miami.”
“That was the plan, and whatever happened with them (Wednesday) – we hadn’t announced it yet, but now this has forced me to announce it,” White said.
“People love Masvidal,” White said.
“He’s authentic. He’s real. He’s hardcore. The stuff that went down with Usman, the stuff that went down with Leon Edwards – that’s the kind of guy he is. That’s how him and Nate Diaz ended up fighting for the ‘BMF’ belt. He’s legit, he’s real, and people feel it, and people like it.”