Jorge Masvidal tosses some pizza in his private jet to Abu Dhabi to battle Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 … but ‘Gamebred’ still has to lose 20 pounds by Friday’s weight!
- Jorge Masvidal came in with a week to face Kamaru Usman
- Usman was intended to fight Gilbert Burns, but he tested positive for coronavirus
- The fight will be held on Saturday night at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi
- And Masvidal took advantage of the stopover in Rome to grab some pizza
Jorge Masvidal took advantage of stopping at Rome airport on the way to Abu Dhabi by eating some pizza in his private jet.
Nicknamed ‘Gamebred’, Masvidal was drafted late to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on Saturday night at UFC Fight Island after his original opponent – Gilbert Burns – had tested positive for coronavirus.
But after admitting he needed to lose some weight – 20 pounds – to be fit at welterweight, the 35-year-old tucked into pizza and posted evidence on his Instagram page.
Jorge Masvidal posted a photo of himself eating pizza after visiting Rome
Masvidal intervened late to meet Usman after Gilbert Burns tested positive for Covid-19
Another photo shows Masvidal posing for a photo outside the airport in Rome where his plane stopped before departing for the Middle East.
Masvidal has not fought since his memorable victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November, and after six days of fighting, he did not hide that he was not in top condition.
“Yes, I have 20 pounds to go. I will record the fight within six days, ”he said ESPN First Take.
“When they made the fight official, I was 191 pounds. So Friday, I have to lose that weight.
Gamebred poses outside of Rome airport, where he stopped en route to Abu Dhabi
“I have been doing this for a long time, it will not be the first time that I have to lose a crazy weight in the short term. As I’ve always said, God has my back so I don’t have to worry. ‘
The 35-year-old claimed the ‘Baddest Mother F *****’ belt (BMF) with his win against Diaz in November.
His opponent Usman, nicknamed the Nigerian Nightmare, promised to ‘ragdoll’ Masvidal in the main event on Saturday night.
Kamaru Usman has already thrown the glove in the run-up to his fight this weekend
Responding to the BMF title that may be up for grabs at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, Usman said TMZ Sports: ‘That is definitely my (strength of words).
“They say it’s a” BMF “- they really think of it as a real title, some sort of snack or whatever.
“They really consider this a title. So you know, yes – after I go out and hit his a ** and ragdoll him, that (power term) comes home with me so I can throw it in my closet. ‘