Jorge Masvidal slams ‘coward’ Kamaru Usman and can’t wait to ‘break his face’ at UFC 251

JORGE MASVIDAL has slammed Kamaru Usman ahead of the pair’s title fight at UFC 251 on Saturday, claiming he can’t wait to “break his face”.

The American agreed to step in at the last minute for Fight Island’s first main event, following Gilbert Burns’ positive coronavirus test.

The reigning BMF can't wait for his shot at welterweight champion Kamaru Usman

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The reigning BMF can’t wait for his shot at welterweight champion Kamaru UsmanCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Usman was labelled 'fake as f***' by his upcoming opponent

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Usman was labelled ‘fake as f***’ by his upcoming opponentCredit: USA TODAY Sports

Masvidal, 35, had initially been passed over for a crack at welterweight champ Usman, 33, following a contract dispute with the UFC.

But following Burns’ misfortune Masvidal will get his chance after all, and the “BMF” belt holder can’t wait to get into the octagon.

He told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani: “I’m happy, more than anything, because I get to break this guy’s face, then get paid for it.”

And asked why he appears to dislike Usman so much, Masvidal didn’t hold back.

He said: “Have you not seen him speak, how he speaks about everybody?

“Everything’s just negativity and downplaying people.

“A wise man said this quote to me, and he broke it down in a much better way than I can break it down, but listen: [Some people say] ‘I’m going to dim your light to make mine brighter.’ No, I’m just going to make my light as bright as I can.

“[Usman has] constantly been throwing disses at me for a while. I just don’t believe anything he says. I know the coward that he is.

Now you don’t know who I am? You’re fake as f***.

Jorge Masvidal

“I’ve known this guy for quite some time in South Florida.

“He’s a guy who was coming up, asking for pictures [with me] four or five years ago. Now you’re this thug life guy? I don’t believe it, man.”

Usman infamously claimed to not know who Masvidal was, despite having been sitting ringside for his unforgettable five-second KO of Ben Askren.

And addressing the comments, Masvidal was equally scathing.

Gilbert Burns had earned his shot at Usman with his recent win over Tyron Woodley but unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19

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Gilbert Burns had earned his shot at Usman with his recent win over Tyron Woodley but unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19Credit: 2020 Jeff Bottari

He continued: “Now you don’t know who I am? You’re fake as f***.

“On our given date, I’m going to prove to the world just how not real you are.”

After the significant scare of Burns’ withdrawal, all seems well for UFC 251 – with Masvidal and his team having all tested negative for Covid-19.

UFC champ Jorge Masvidal threatens Kamaru Usman with gun gesture and vows ‘I’m going to kill you, f— you up’

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