Jorge Masvidal has volunteered to fight UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after Gilbert Burns was forced out of UFC 251 due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Burns has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of his championship bout with Usman at UFC 251 on July 11.
The Brazilian contender took to social media to react to the devastating news.
On Twitter, he wrote: "Devastating news, not feeling well but I'm going to win this battle! Stay safe out there! Much love."
:broken_heart: devastating news, not feeling well but I'm going to win this battle! Stay safe out there! Much love :pray:- GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 4, 2020
That's freaking Karma not playing This memes no more! :cry::cry::broken_heart: pic.twitter.com/8R88oEbc7q- GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 4, 2020
Minutes after Burns was removed from his 'Fight Island' clash with Usman, Masvidal posted a picture hinting at a possible short-notice fight.
He posted a picture featuring his iconic nickname along with the definition: "Gamebred is an animal that has been bred to be game."
Gamebred :eyes::eyes::eyes:- malki kawa (@malkikawa) July 4, 2020
Masvidal was originally supposed to face Usman at UFC 251 until he was unable to strike a deal with Dana White, who ultimately booked Usman vs. Burns.
But White may now meet Masvidal's financial demands if he wants to salvage UFC 251's main-event.
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