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What Jorge Masvidal Told Kamaru Usman After Defeat At UFC 251

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What Jorge Masvidal Told Kamaru Usman After Defeat At UFC 251

Jorge Masvidal told Kamaru Usman of his interest in a rematch after his welterweight title defeat in the UFC 251 main event.

Having taken the fight on six days' notice with 20 pounds to lose, a below-par Masvidal lost via unanimous decision to Usman, who has now equalled Georges St-Pierre's record of twelve straight victories in the welterweight division.

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Despite a promising first round, 'Gamebred' faded in his first ever title opportunity and knew the result (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) was already coming prior to the decision being announced by Bruce Buffer.

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After making up with Usman following all the trash talk, Masvidal told 'the Nigerian Nightmare': "I'll get a couple of wins then we'll run it back".

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A rematch for Masvidal with a full camp behind him likely won't be right away, however. Dana White has confirmed original challenger Gilbert Burns will still get his shot after testing positive for COVID-19, while Brit Leon Edwards is also in the mix.

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While Masvidal wasn't at his best inside the Octagon, Usman praised his fighting spirit and mentality.

"Gamebred is the biggest, baddest dude out there right now and I had to switch gears to prepare for him on six weeks notice," Usman said post-fight after recording a 16th successive victory.

"I had to make a mental switch, I prepared for Gilbert I had a completely different gameplan.

"Gamebred is tough and he showed it out there. I think Jorge is tough. I've always said it. Jorge is a tough guy and I give him credit for that. I'm just levels better."

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Topics: Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 251, UFC, MMA, Kamaru Usman

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