Jorge Masvidal Vows “Stall Machine” Kamaru Usman Won’t Out-Grapple Him
By FCF Staff
When the UFC is running shows again, many signs point to Masvidal and Usman fighting. Before the coronavirus pandemic began, UFC President Dana White said that the promotion was hoping to book the match-up for July.
“He’s a boring-ass dude,” Masvidal said. “If I’m speaking from a straight tactical point, he’s not going to want to strike, and he doesn’t really fully commit to wrestling either. All he fully commits to is stalling. Just being a (expletive) stall machine. For the first time, he didn’t stall with this guy (Covington), and it was a (expletive) kickboxing match, and the world gave him all types of praise for it because he wasn’t his usual, boring self, and he actually threw some fists.
“But we all know he’s not gonna throw fists when it comes to me, he’s gonna try to act like he’s gonna throw fists and then he’s gonna go for the takedown, and he’s going to quickly find out I’ll never get held down by that guy. I won’t get out-grappled by that guy. I’ll put my life on it, I’ll put my money on it. I’m in the firm belief system that I’m a better fighter than him and I’m going to prove it in July.”
Masvidal (35-13) is riding a three fight winning streak and in his last outing this past November, he recorded a TKO win (via doctor stoppage) over Nate Diaz.
Usman (16-1), meanwhile, is coming off a stoppage win over Colby Covington in December.