Yesterday, UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and self-certified ‘bad motherf-cker’ Jorge Masvidal got into a heated altercation at Super Bowl media day in Miami, Florida.
It didn’t come to blows, but plenty of words were exchanged before both men were separated by security and went their separate ways.
Masvidal even predicted the encounter, as the UFC BMF champ sent a warning to Usman just moments before they crossed paths at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday.
“He said it in an interview, he gets amped up, (and) he gets very excited when guys talk trash,” Masvidal said during a recent appearance on the Jim Rome show (h/t MMA Fighting). “This is directly for Usman — I’m going to embarrass you from start to finish. I’m going to say it now so when it gets replayed 10 years from now, I’ll tell you I told you so. I’m going to embarrass you.
“Whether it’s on national TV or if I see you right now here today, wherever I see you, I’m going to embarrass you for the words that you have said.”
Masvidal and Usman have been at each other’s throats ever since ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ dismissed ‘Gamebred’ as a nobody in his UFC 245 post-fight interview.
Masvidal said Usman missed the opportunity to cut one of the biggest promos of his life and blasted the UFC welterweight champ for behaving like ‘a politician’.
“He got asked, he could have cut one of the best promos ever if he could actually talk,” Masvidal said. “He got asked after his fight with the guy he broke his jaw [Colby Covington], ‘Hey, what do you think about Masvidal?’ And I’m the ‘Fighter of the Year’ — and that only gets handed out to one individual out of thousands of amazing athletes. I got that award, ‘Fighter of the Year,’ and I’m in his weight class, and when they asked him (about) ‘Jorge Masvidal,’ he said, ‘Who? No, I don’t know who that is, but I want to fight the guy that’s under him,’ that he already beat.
“It’s like Usman’s not really a fighter – he’s more like a politician. Cause he’s telling people he wants to fight, but what he’s saying, what he’s showing? We’re going to go into negotiations and see what happens.”