UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is ready to fight Jorge Masvidal and they’ll do so later this year.
While doing a recent interview, the 170-king stated that he thinks the Masvidal is doing everything he can to avoid fighting him. Thus, that’s the reason that the top title contender was ‘begging’ for a fight against Conor McGregor.
“They’re doing everything possible not to fight me,” Usman told Joe Rogan on the JRE podcast (H/T to MMA Fighting). “They’re begging for a Conor fight. They’re begging for that fight. I get it. Let’s be honest. My manager said it, too — “if I was his manager, yes, why would I fight you? I’ve got all this hype right now. I would do everything possible not to fight you. Of course I want to fight Conor.”
“You fight Conor and lose, guess what? I still got the payday. Who cares. A giant payday. Who cares. He fights me, he goes back down to making [$50K] and [$50K] or whatever he was making before. All that hype is done.”