Popular Nigerian-born martial arts champion, Kamaru Usman and his next opponent, Jorge Masvidal have come face to face ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch at UFC 261.
Recall that Masvidal, 36, was unable to defeat reigning champion Usman, 33, when the pair first met on Fight Island last year, and he is now looking to have another shot in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night, April 24.
According to Masvidal, he has learnt a lot from their first fight months back, so he’ll take that blueprint and use it in the next battle.
Usman added that Jorge can only talk now because he gave him the opportunity to fight with him despite his 14 career losses over the years.
Jorge said, “I do my math on everybody. Being in there for 25 minutes it makes me know that my math is a lot more sharper.”
“One thing is thinking in your head and one thing is feeling the strength level, the endurance, his rhythm, how he moves, how he is thinking, how he reacts to certain situations.”
“So I take that blueprint and bring it into my next fight, execute my maths.”
Usman added, “Alright let’s just be honest here. You have got 14 losses in your career. Seven in the UFC. You are 3-3 in your last six. You are sitting there today because I chose you. I am coming around the track and you are the first guy I am about to lap.”
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