With own Jorge Masvidal recognizing that you must win at least one more fight to secure a rematch with Kamaru Usman, Below I outline the three fights that would make the most sense for ‘Gamebred’ after their defeat by unanimous failure against the champion in the star of the UFC 251 Saturday night.
From friends to enemies.
That the UFC does not denote the slightest interest in making a Colby Covington vs. Masvidal is something that sometimes takes my sleep away, so to speak.
Both make up the top 5 in the division, but it’s not just that. Before his promotion to 170 pounds, they were friends, roommates, and teammates in American Top Team.
With Covington embracing a very professional villain character of professional wrestling, his relationship with Masvidal, who was in his corner for some of his fights, fragmented to the point that ATT became a hostile environment for the former champion.
After failing to dethrone Usman in what turned out to be one of the best fights of 2019, Covington has reiterated that the only fight that makes sense to him other than a rematch with the Nigerian is a fight with Masvidal, and given the entire history between Both of them are hard to deny.
two. Leon Edwards
This is another fight that makes sense for Masvidal, not only because of his position in the ranking, but also because of the incident that took place behind the scenes after the UFC Fight Night London.
After knocking out Darren TillMasvidal was, if you will, caused by Leon Edwards, who in the co-star of the event took a divided ruling on Gunnar nelson, during an interview with ESPN.
With his hands behind his back, Masvidal approached the Birmingham native and, to everyone’s surprise, connected him with what he called a “three piece and a soda”.
Masvidal left London without facing legal problems, but since then Edwards has been with the pike to collect his revenge on the octagon.
The English, undeniably the true number one challenger in the division, is ranked one place below Masvidal and holds the longest winning streak (8) just below the champion, who added number twelve yesterday.
3. Nate Diaz
While even the anticlimactic conclusion was being a real beating, we cannot assume that Nate Diaz was completely out of his fight with Masvidal who led the UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden.
In the star of the PPV, both fighters vied for the “BMF” belt, but had a hasty end after the contest was declared a TKO in favor of Masvidal by medical recommendation.
Since then, there has been side-by-side interest in a second chapter, and if what the number three ranking wants is a fat check, another cross with Stockton pride is the most logical thing to do. Especially if the belt would come back into play.