The two men have been going back and forth via interviews and social media for the last few months, and this time, they saw each other in person. Usman and Masvidal are linked as a potential match that would put Usman’s championship up for grabs.
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Videos of Kamaru Usman’s and Jorge Masvidal’s Verbal Confrontation at the Super Bowl ‘Radio Row’
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani posted a few videos on Twitter of the altercation between Usman and Masvidal.
The videos show different angles of the confrontation between The Nigerian Nightmare and Gamebred. The videos feature Usman repeatedly telling Masvidal to “do something,” and that he is “standing right there.”
At one point, Gambred says to Usman, “I’m going to kill you, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to f**k your a*s up for talking all that s**t.” He also points to The Nigerian Nightmare’s cast, saying that he “isn’t going to take advantage of you like that.” He then blows a kiss to Usman.
The altercation didn’t get physical as both men were split up.
Both Men Are Linked to Conor McGregor and Each Other
Conor “Notorious” McGregor returned to action at UFC 246. In only 40 seconds, he dispatched the fighter with the most UFC wins of all time of all time, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Since he got his hand raised, the conversation about McGregor’s potential next opponent has been nonstop.
Both The Nigerian Nightmare and Gamebred have expressed interest in fighting Notorious. McGregor has teased a potential match with both men as well. It’s unclear at the moment if the UFC will match him up with any of the two men, or if McGregor will be paired up with another fighter.
If the McGregor fight is off the table, it is highly likely that the UFC will book Usman and Masvidal. Usman has wins over #1 ranked Tyron Woodley and #2 ranked Colby Covington. Gamebred is currently ranked #3 in the world and has a strong claim for the next title shot.
Masvidal is currently riding a three-fight win streak that includes knockout wins over Darren Till and Ben Askren, as well as a doctor’s stoppage win over Nate Diaz. By defeating Diaz, Gamebred earned the one-of-a-kind “BMF” belt.
It’s unclear when the fight would be booked as The Nigerian Nightmare is currently rehabbing a left-hand injury.