Kamaru Usman Hits Out At Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz, BMF Belt
Kamaru Usman doesn’t believe in the hype surrounding Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 244. The UFC welterweight champion isn’t convinced by the explanation, or the need for having a fight for the title that will be created specially for the fight.
What started as a call out by Nate after defeating Anthony Pettis soon turned into a hot topic. Jorge immediately agreed to fight Diaz, and Dana White said he’d be more than happy to create a “Baddest Motherf**ker” title for the winner.
In fact, both the fighters will be headlining a pay-per-view at the “Mecca of Sports Entertainment”, Madison Square Garden next month. And Kamaru Usman, who will defend his title against Colby Covington at UFC 245 refuses to believe that either man is a ‘bad motherf**ker’ to begin with.
“Let’s be honest, on the promotional side, I think they dropped the ball in getting my fight done, because that was the fight that should be at [Madison Square Garden]”, Usman said during the Dominance MMA media day on Tuesday (transcript via MMA Fighting). “They dropped the ball getting that fight done, so they have to create something to sell a fight.
“I mean look at those two guys, let’s be honest, these two guys have over 20 losses combined. Twenty losses. How you call yourself a ‘BMF’ and you’ve got 20 losses combined? A baddest motherf—ker alive is a guy no one can touch. You’ve got 20 losses, sit yo ass down, you’re not a bad motherf—cker.”
Usman was originally penciled in to main event UFC 244 against Colby Covington. However, the talks fell through when the UFC and Covington’s camp couldn’t reach an agreement. And Kamaru Usman talked about why the fight didn’t materialise for November.
“This game as champion, being at the top of it, there’s a lot of things that have to take place for a fight to come to fruition, which on my side, my team, their side, their team and of course the big promotion itself,” Usman explained. “So I know my team, we always do the best job to make the fights happen.
“Since day one, since I got into this promotion, I’ve only said no to one fight, and that was Sergio Moraes, which I later on took that fight, and we saw what happened. So I say yes to everyone. I said yes to these fights as well, but you know I can’t speak for the other two sides, the promotion itself, and my opponent’s side.”
“That’s water under the bridge”, Usman said. “The fight is now set Dec. 14, and I’m going to do my best to separate that young man from consciousness.”