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UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal - Jul 11 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒด


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Going against someone with the cardio that Usman has that doesn't sound good.

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masvidal is trending on twitter right now, i can see him getting the call to step in for a main event fight even if it's not against usman (which i hope it is)

maybe masvidal vs colbyย 

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I can see it just getting postponed myself. Youโ€™ll always get guys offering to step in on Twitter, whether theyโ€™re serious or just grandstanding and trying to make themselves look good who knows? But it was only the other week Masvidal was saying he wasnโ€™t happy with his pay. I doubt theyโ€™d offer him that much more to jump in here. Especially when the card is stacked enough even with Burnsย dropping out. They donโ€™t need Masvidal and I doubt theyโ€™d want to make him some big offer after he was publicly moaning about his pay recently.ย 

Itโ€™sย a week out, I just canโ€™t see Masvidal or Covington stepping in now. Especially if Usman hasnโ€™t even traveled to Fight Island yetย as Egg says. I think the show will go ahead with Volkanovski vs Holloway on top and theyโ€™ll try to rebook Usman vs Burns for an upcoming card. Maybe itโ€™ll go on that Miocic vs Cormier 3 PPV in August.ย 

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Usman would be insane to accept a replacement this late in the game. He's the champion, he doesn't need to chase fights, and he certainly doesn't need to be taking on guys on short notice.

If I was Usman I'd be like "You want to throw Covington or Masvidal in there with me? Cool, but I'm taking the time I need to prepare. I'm the champion, I don't need to fight anyone on a weeks notice."

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im pretty sure theres no chance of them bringing in a replacement, especially seeings as Usman didn't make the flight over. Internet speculation has gone mental though.

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As shit as it is the fightโ€™s off, even if they could get a replacement in,ย Iโ€™d much rather they just push this Burnsย fight back a month or two and rebook it then. Burns was aย more interesting challenger than Masvidalย anyway for me.ย 

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Masvidal vs. Covington could be doable, no? They've both had the same lack of camp, so there's no advantage to be had by either.

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Masvidal would probably want even more ridiculous money coming in this late. No way Dana would cave to that extent I'd imagine.

The likes of Jon Jones are watching on with interest.

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yeh if the UFC wasnt willing to pay Masvidal before they aint gonna pay him now after a spat. The show still has 2 title fights, it aint like they are desperate.

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Doesn't bother me too much personally. Volko vs. Holloway 2 was my real main event on this show, I even wrote it as such on my calendar. There's still a ton of star power and two title fights to kick things off on Fight Island. Usman and Burns can be re-done in a month or so to boost another PPV. No point moving mountains in this climate.

I do enjoy fighters getting all chirpy when they know there's little chance of them actually getting the call. It's a bit of a McGregor tactic to keep their name in the spotlight. No way would Covington or Masvidal jump in THAT quickly to make championship weight, unless they got paid handsomely, and as you guys say,ย Dana's not desperate here.

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We may have been wrong, barring any positive Covid tests, it really looks like we may get Masvidal/Burns next weekend ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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1 hour ago, Egg Shen said:

We may have been wrong, barring any positive Covid tests, it really looks like we may get Masvidal/Burns next weekend ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Masivdal/Usman you mean for the belt too!!!!

the one fight ive been wanting for about a year nowย 

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oh aye, good spot Kfogg.ย 

As much as it'll be good to see, it still isnt ideal, Masvidal stepping in on a weeks notice to fight Usman is probably not a wise move. Id assume Masvidal is in decent nick because he was negotiated to fight him originally, but i wouldnt favour many people against Usman unless fully prepared.

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