Jorge Masvidal Challenged By UFC Star: ‘Still Sleeping?’

Jorge Masvidal Challenged By UFC Star: ‘Still Sleeping?’


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Jorge Masvidal taking on Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 on April 24, 2021.

Days after Jorge Masvidal’s tough loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, he was called out by another UFC star.

“Gamebred” competed for the 170-pound belt on Saturday night at UFC 261. It was his second title fight in a row against “The Nigerian Nightmare” as the two competed in July at UFC 251. Usman won their first encounter via unanimous decision. And he put a stamp on their rivalry Saturday night, knocking out Masvidal in the second round.

With the defeat, Masvidal dropped to No. 5 in the official UFC welterweight rankings. Usman remained his No. 2 spot on the male pound-for-pound list.

In an interview with ESPN on Monday, Masvidal confirmed that he wants to fight at least one more time this year. And a certain Russian-born fighter would like to make a match happen with Gamebred in August.

Khamzat Chimaev took to Twitter on Tuesday to challenge Gamebred to a fight. “Borz” has been sidelined by ailments stemming from COVID-19, but he’s confirmed to multiple media outlets that he plans to make his Octagon return this summer.

“Tell gamebred when he wake up from Saturday night I will fight him in August I’m not sure if he still sleeping,” Chimaev wrote.

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