Jorge Masvidal has threatened to break Kamaru Usman's face when they fight after the UFC welterweight champion said he's not deserving of the next title shot.
Usman dismissed Masvidal as a potential opponent after defending his title against Colby Covington at UFC 245.
'The Nigerian Nightmare' isn't impressed with 'Gamebred' while claiming Leon Edwards is a more deserving contender.
"Eh. Who cares?" Usman said about Masvidal. "Honestly, I'm being honest, if you talk about a guy who is deserving of a title shot, it's Leon Edwards... This guy hasn't lost since he fought me.
"Has been fighting tough guys. He's in the same position that I was in over a year and a half ago and that's when guys recognize that you're tough and they don't want to take that gamble of fighting you and having you step over them. He's a guy who I know is tough, and I recognize his talents for sure."
Masvidal has since responded to Usman's damning assessment and he hasn't pulled any punches.
"When I fight Usman, I'm going to break his face," the BMF champion said. "He can't hang with me, he's too one-dimensional, he's not skilled and he sure as hell ain't tough.
"I'll be able to get a lot done that I want to get accomplished, and that's it. Then I'm done." Masvidal added. "That'll be 19 professional years in [MMA], even I have to graduate at some point."
UFC president Dana White admitted that a title clash between Usman and Masvidal would be "massive".
"How many takedown attempts did you see? Zero! Hell of a fight!"- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) December 15, 2019
"Usman vs Masvidal is now a BIG fight."@danawhite is one happy boss after the last big event of the decade DELIVERED.#UFC245 was an insane card :pray: pic.twitter.com/aVWgETScU7
Usman's currently undefeated inside the famed Octagon and riding a 11-fight UFC win streak.
Masvidal, on the other hand, is enjoying the most prolific run of his MMA career following victories over Darren Till, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz.