"He's absolutely brilliant." Dana White praises Jorge Masvidal for taking up the fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251.
UFC President Dana White described the top semi-middle weight fighter Jorge Masvidal as "absolutely brilliant" for accepting the fight for the title against UFC 251 champion Kamaru Usman.
Kamaru Usman was supposed to defend the title against Gilbert Burns, but when Burns scored a positive result on the COVID-19 and dropped out, Masvidal came forward and said he wanted to take the fight. The UFC spent the entire weekend bringing Usman vs. Masvidal into the fight, and when the players passed the coronavirus test, the organization officially announced a new UFC 251 evening duel.
Although the Usman vs. Burns duel promised a great fight between the two elite fighters, the fight against Masvidal seems to be even better due to the relationship between the two fighters and their star status at UFC. Over the past few days MMA fans have witnessed Masvidal and the UFC come to an agreement, ending the contractual deadlock between the parties.
Talking to TMZ Sports, Dana White called Masvidal "absolutely brilliant" for the way he slipped into the main fight of the UFC 251 evening after Burns fell out of the card. It's a big change after Masvidal threw thunders at Dan White and the UFC for the low wages of the fighters just a few days ago.