Desperate fans beg for Jorge Masvidal to step in and save the UFC 251 main event after Gilbert Burns tests positive for Covid-19, hoping for the champion of Bad M ***** F ***** facing Kamaru Usman Fight Island
MMA fans have urged Jorge Masvidal to fight Kamaru Usman after the American posted a cryptic tweet in response to Gilbert Burns withdrawing from UFC 251.
Burns was scheduled to record Usman at the main event at UFC Fight Island on Sunday, July 12, but tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
Now, ‘Gamebred’, who was originally queuing to record Usman before negotiations failed, has subtly suggested he could act to fill Burns’ place.
Jorge Masvidal has hinted that he can fight against Uaru 251 against Kamaru Usman next week
He tweeted, “Gamebred is an animal bred to be wild.”
Masvidal has built a reputation for engaging everyone and everyone in the lightweight and welterweight divisions. Most recently, he claimed the ‘Baddest Mother F *****’ belt in a one-off fight with Nate Diaz in November.
The Miami-born fighter has inflicted a TKO defeat at UFC 244 on Diaz, and MMA fans are calling on him to return to the Octagon after eight months of inactivity.
A fan said, “Get Masvidal on the phone! Pay the man, that’s what we all want @danawhite ‘.
Gilbert Burns was scheduled to fight Usman, but contracted a corona virus this week
Another fan tweeted jokingly, “If Masvidal doesn’t get him off the BMF belt.”
Masvidal’s dispute with Dana White played in public last month when the duo argued over how many athletes had to be paid during the coronavirus pandemic.
After the talks came to a standstill and White bullishly said to Masvidal, “You don’t have to fight,” Masvidal tweeted, “We negotiate from about 12% to maybe 18% of the revenue we generate?”
Masvidal was ready to meet welmanweight champion Usman before negotiations got bogged down
“We negotiate far below … I don’t get paid for the hot dog you sell in the arena or the logo on the cage.
“I never made a dollar on a ticket you sell. I get punched in the face for a living and even I know that the pandemic or what’s left of it has nothing to do with it. ‘
Despite the disagreement, the 35-year-old was able to intervene within a week in advance to save the UFC chief’s show in Abu Dhabi.