Sorry, Cameroun Usman … Your UFC 251 is fighting Jorge Masvidalwill NOT be for BMF title – so said Dana White. Of course, Jorge won the BMF title in his victory over UFC 244 (Nov 2019) against Nate Diaz – with the UFC spending a ton of money (about $ 50,000) to get a special championship belt.
Jorge hasn’t fought since… and now that he’s finally back in the octagon, everyone wants to know if he’s putting that belt on the line! In fact, Usman – the reigning UFC welterweight champion – recently told us at what point he wants this belt. But, bad news for Kamaru … Dana says it doesn’t happen. “It’s not on the line,” says White. TMZ Sports … “Usman wants it to be on the line so bad, he won’t stop texting me, saying, ‘I don’t understand why this belt isn’t online! This guy runs around saying he’s the BMF champion! ‘ “ « [Kamaru’s] like, ‘I want to smash everything. [Masvidal’s] will not win my title and I will take his BMF belt! ” “Trust me,” said Dana. Usman kept terrorizing me about it. “ White says the fight for the BMF title was “one and over” – so basically … it was withdrawn. There is much more… Dana also tells us how he was able to organize the Usman fight against Masvidal so quickly after Gilbert Burns abandoned due to a positive COVID-19 test – and if he has ever considered using Colby Covington as a replacement fighter. It all takes place on July 11 at UFC 251 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi… and White tells us, he is so excited by the location, he is looking to buy a house there!
White says he plans to return to “Fight Island” for more UFC events after the first race of 4 events in July … and confirms that it will be a regular place for the UFC for years to come. You have to watch the video… White even talks to us about food in Abu Dhabi, and it sounds pretty incredible.
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