“He’s a guy, remember, that never wanted to do media, but this clown is showing up at fights now with a robe on, this guy’s wearing a suit pretending to be Tony Montana now. He’s turned into everything that he said he wouldn’t be.”Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) was in attendance at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas for UFC 247 Jones vs. Reyes when he caught up with the MMA media to talk about his upcoming unofficial fight against the ‘BMF’ champion of the UFC, Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC).
When Usman was asked about the potential upcoming bout, he took the opportunity to give his thoughts on Masvidal as a person, and as an opponent.
“It’s kinda funny to me to actually really watch what he’s become, you know, because it’s the same guy, same journeyman, but now he’s become everything that he said he wouldn’t be,” said Usman. “Everything he fought against, being the cliche, and being this and that, he’s exactly that guy right now.”
Most recently, UFC president Dana White announced on ESPN’s The Will Cain Show that the fight between Usman and Masvidal will take place in July during international fight week in Las Vegas for the UFC’s 170-pound welterweight championship.
Usman and Masvidal both live and train in Florida and belong to each others rival gyms, Usman being from Blackzilian’s and Masvidal being from American Top Team.
Most recently, the two rivals got into a verbal sparring match in front of many members of the mainstream media on Super Bowl’s Radio Row in Miami, Florida.
With both fighters being from Florida, the two originally took the opportunity to make their media rounds at Radio Row to promote their brands and the UFC.
Moments after the incident occured, UFC president Dana White was forced to announce the fight on Radio Row, where he was also working to promote the UFC.