Kamaru Usman is all the rage in the welterweight division, right now. The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ defeated Gilbert Burns at the recently concluded UFC 258, thereby successfully defending his welterweight title for the third time. With the win, he also went past the great Georges St-Pierre’s record of 12 consecutive wins in the UFC. With Usman, conquering the welterweight division to the fullest – he is not yet done with Jorge Masvidal, as Usman called him out at the post-fight interview for a rematch.
Speaking in an interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Kamaru Usman said, “I run Miami. Miami is mine. He doesn’t run anything in Miami. You don’t run anything in Miami if you’re getting beat up like that. No city wants a loser. Miami is mine. I run Miami. So yes, he gets to leave his house to come fight in my arena in Miami. It’s gonna be a great place to do it. I don’t think they’ve ever had a UFC fight at the AAA Arena, so that would be amazing.”
These comments made by Usman clearly didn’t sit well with the Miami native – Jorge Masvidal, as he took to Twitter to blast both Brett Okamoto and Kamaru Usman. ‘Gamebred‘ branded Okamoto as a ‘fake’ reporter interviewing ‘a guy with a personality disorder’.
‘There’s a new Mr.305, according to Kamaru Usman’ – Brett Okamoto via Twitter
Going by the look of things, we might have another Usman-Masvidal fight at hand. The two last fought at UFC 251, as Usman beat Masvidal via unanimous decision in what was pretty much a snooze fest. More recently, Usman claimed that he had fought Masvidal, with a broken nose, adding that he was not done with ‘Street Judas’. He expressed his desire to take on Masvidal, and ‘finish him this time’.
Will we see a rematch soon?