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.
Tell gamebred when he wake up from Saturday night I will fight him in August I’m not sure if he still sleeping 😴
— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) April 27, 2021
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