Jorge Masvidal was sure he was going to win the UFC welterweight title previous to clashing with Kamaru Usman at UFC 261.
Gamebred had even claimed that Usman had the softest punches he’d ever felt. He’s definitely not saying that now.
Usman knocked Masvidal out chilly within the second spherical with a surprising proper hand to the chin to retain his championship.
After the defeat, Masvidal was all class contained in the octagon. The 2 beforehand heated rivals acknowledged the respect they’ve for one another and Masvidal instructed Joe Rogan the champion beat him ‘truthful and sq.’.
Talking to Ariel Helwani this week, Avenue Jesus mentioned he was a fan of the best way Usman knocked him out and referred to as it ‘stunning’.
“I believed he was entering into for a shot and once I realized it wasn’t a shot, it was too late. I used to be throwing my test left hook but it surely was already too late. I learn the knowledge incorrect.
“So he offered it to me fantastically and that’s why he received these outcomes. Gosh. Of that second proper there, I’m a fan. As a result of I like the game a lot. It’s simply stunning method.”
Usman got here in direction of Masvidal and used his left hand to create the house to carry his proper hand excessive. Whereas Masvidal was coping with the left, it was already too late.
In the identical interview, Masvidal urged he can be completely happy to face Nick Diaz later this 12 months.
UFC president Dana White revealed Diaz was in attendance at UFC 261 they usually had been to speak about getting him his first combat in six years after the present.
Khamzat Chimaev has thrown his title within the hat, however the lure of getting Nick attempt to avenge brother Nate Diaz’s loss to Masvidal for the BMF belt is a a lot larger combat in nearly anybody’s eyes.
Usman has cleared the road at welterweight, however Colby Covington was in attendance for the Masvidal combat and appears to be UFC’s choose to face the champion subsequent.
Covington is the person that ran Usman closest once they met, however Leon Edwards may get himself the shot if he defeats Nate Diaz at UFC 262.