Sorry, Kamaru Usman … your fight against UFC 251 Jorge Masvidal It will NOT be for the BMF title – so he says Dana White.
Of course, Jorge won the BMF title in his UFC 244 victory (November 2019) Nate Diaz – with UFC spending a ton of money (around $ 50,000) to get a special championship belt.
Jorge hasn’t fought since … and now that he’s finally returning to the octagon, everyone wants to know if he’s putting that belt on the line!
In fact, Usman – the reigning UFC welterweight champion – recently told us like EVIL want that belt.
But, bad news for Kamaru … Dana says it’s not happening.
“It is not online,” says White TMZ Sports … “Usman wants me to be on the line so bad, he won’t stop sending me a message saying, ‘I don’t understand why this belt is not on the line! This guy is running saying he’s the BMF champion!’ “
“[Kamaru’s] like, ‘I want to crush it all. [Masvidal’s] I won’t win my title and I’ll take his BMF belt! ‘ “
“Believe me,” says Dana … Usman hasn’t stopped terrorizing me about it. “
White says the fight for the BMF title was “one thing done” – so basically … it was withdrawn.
There is much more … Dana also tells us how he was able to put together the Usman vs. fight. Masvidal so quickly afterwards Gilbert Burns abandoned due to a positive COVID-19 test – and if it had ever considered use Colby Covington as a replacement fighter.
It all ends on July 11 at UFC 251 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi … and White tells us, he’s so excited about the location, he’s trying to buy a house there!
White says he is planning to return to “Fight Island” for other UFC events after the first 4-event match in July … and confirms that it will be a regular place for the UFC for years to come.
You have to watch the video … White even talks about FOOD in Abu Dhabi, and it looks really incredible.