“BMF” titleholder Jorge Masvidal has been candid about his thoughts on some wrestlers in the UFC. While he expressed respect towards the likes of Matt Hughes and Khabib Nurmagomedov, he isn’t showing the same for Kamaru Usman, whom he criticizes for merely “driving his face into someone’s crotch.”
“The Nigerian Nightmare” is slated for his maiden title defense against Masvidal’s teammate Colby Covington this December at UFC 245. Given his vocal dislike towards both fighters, “Gamebred” had something to say about the matchup.
I would like to know the rules of engagement for the ufc event coming up brought to us by the same boys who gave us “ Hugback Mountain “ and https://t.co/qnpZZpLdEH. We know hugging is strictly enforced and mandated but what about punching, knees, and elbows? #askingforafriend— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) November 24, 2019
Masvidal is a likely frontrunner to face the winner of the fight. If it ends up to be Covington, American Top Team coach Mike Brown won’t be on board with the pairing.
“I don’t necessarily like two American Top Team guys fighting each other,” Brown said in a recent interview with MMA Fighting. “There’s a lot of complexities to it. Yeah, it’s a good problem to have but not necessarily great for the gym.”
UFC 245 takes place on December 14th in Las Vegas.