“He takes him out guaranteed,” Jorge Masvidal claims Kamaru Usman with ample preparation could deliver knockout blow to Khamzat Chimaev

Jorge Masvidal discusses Kamaru Usman's performance against Khamzat Chiamev.


“He takes him out guaranteed,” Jorge Masvidal claims Kamaru Usman with ample preparation could deliver knockout blow to Khamzat Chimaev

Jorge Masvidal talks about Khamzat Chimaev vs Kamaru Usman (Image via Imago)

Jorge Masvidal expressed his dissatisfaction with Khamzat Chimaev‘s recent victory over Kamaru Usman. Chimaev managed to secure a majority decision win over Usman, who stepped in as a short-notice replacement, in their middleweight clash at UFC 294 last month. Chimaev’s performance, which started strong but then slowed down, allowed Usman to stage a comeback.

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Jorge Masvidal also reminisced about a curious encounter with Usman shortly before he accepted the fight. He firmly believes that if Usman had more time to prepare, he would have secured a decisive victory over Chimaev. In his interview with MMA Mania, Masvidal shared:

So I just want to say if that guy has like five, six weeks to prepare for Chimaev, he takes him out. Guaranteed. He knocks his ass dead.

Usman, a former UFC welterweight champion, accepted the fight on less than two weeks’ notice. He competed in a weight class higher than his usual. According to Masvidal, Chimaev’s performance in this bout suggests that he would face difficulties when pitted against the top middleweight fighters.

Meanwhile, UFC CEO Dana White announced Chimaev’s title shot against middleweight champion Sean Strickland. The fight would not take place until Chimaev fully recovered from a hand injury, which he claimed he sustained during the first round of the Usman fight.

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Jorge Masvidal teases boxing return; talks about Logan Paul vs Dillon Danis

Jorge Masvidal retired from MMA after a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. However, it seems that Masvidal’s competitive spirit is far from extinguished. He dropped hints about a potential return, but this time in the world of boxing.

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Logan Paul defeated Dillon Danis ( Image source: L- New York Post R- The News International )

Despite being more recognized for his MMA career, Masvidal has dipped his toes into professional boxing once before. A devoted boxing enthusiast, Masvidal’s disappointment was palpable when he watched the recent exhibition bout between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis. In a candid interview with ESPN, he said:

It’s a yes… I’ll tell you this much: It’s not this year… I can tell you it’s early next year, and I can tell you somebody is going to get killed

Masvidal remarked that simply labeling it as ‘boxing’ raised expectations. Therefore he expected much more from the fight. He expected the fighters to exhibit better conditioning, a more aggressive demeanor, and carry themselves with the classic boxing flair. Gamebred revealed he could not even bear to watch the fight; it was simply subpar. Moreover, he jokingly sought reimbursement for the disappointing fight.

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