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The American is one of the UFC’s most popular fighters but in 18 years as a professional has not won a world belt.
Saturday’s rematch with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 is Masvidal’s second title shot and the 36-year-old fears it will be his last.
“Winning this belt is one of many things on my task sheet before I close this chapter,” he told BBC Sport.
Usman says things are not personal between him and Masvidal, at least from his perspective. It’s all business, but the champion wants Masvidal to know he’s done him a favour.
“Let’s just be honest here,” Usman said to Masvidal. “You’ve got 14 losses in your career, seven in the UFC. You’re 3-3 in your last six. You are sitting there today because I chose you.”
The title fight is just one of three on the card for UFC 261 this week with Rose Numajumas challenging Weili Zhang for the UFC women’s strawweight title and Valentina Shevchenko defends her women’s flyweight title against Jessica Andrade.
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
Anton Tabuena: I have a feeling that with all the injuries, Usman’s body could fail him soon, but he’s been so good, and so smart in the cage that any possible decline hasn’t even mattered or been that noticeable. Until I see it actually happen though, I think he should be favored to win any of these title defenses, especially one against Masvidal that he matches up really well against.
The faster and more potent finisher in Burns probably would’ve still been the harder rematch, as I just expect Usman to outwork and outsmart Masvidal wherever this fight takes place. If Masvidal doesn’t catch him perfectly and finish him on the spot, it will be a long night for him, regardless of it being a full camp or not. Kamaru Usman by wide decision.