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Jorge Masvidal Reacts To Gilbert Burns Being Forced Out Of UFC 251 After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Jorge Masvidal Reacts To Gilbert Burns Being Forced Out Of UFC 251 After Testing Positive For COVID-19

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.

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On Twitter, he wrote: "Devastating news, not feeling well but I'm going to win this battle! Stay safe out there! Much love."

Minutes after Burns was removed from his 'Fight Island' clash with Usman, Masvidal posted a picture hinting at a possible short-notice fight.

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He posted a picture featuring his iconic nickname along with the definition: "Gamebred is an animal that has been bred to be game."

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.

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But White may now meet Masvidal's financial demands if he wants to salvage UFC 251's main-event.

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Topics: Fight Island, Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Kamaru Usman

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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