Within 6 days of UFC 251, Jorge Masvidal has acquired an open spot to fight for the UFC Welterweight Title. Jorge Masvidal will share the main event (with Kamaru Usman) for the very first Fight Island Card, with a chance to have a “Bisping vs Rockhold” moment.
Dana White has succeeded to negotiate a deal with Jorge Masvidal to fight the Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman on short notice. If Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal loses it is likely his last chance to bargain with the UFC. If Masvidal wins he can renegotiate and get PPV points added to his check as long as he holds the belt. This fight can determine the financial security of Jorge Masvidal, which packs on even more pressure for the 35-year-old.
Outside of just not being champion, if Masvidal loses, the hype will fade and Gamebred will be on the wrong side of 35, potentially losing main event status. If Masvidal manages his money wisely, the rest of his contract should be fine, although wondering how he could have performed with a full camp could haunt him.
If Jorge Masvidal wins on short notice he will have cemented an all-time great moment in the UFC. Winning the title at a lighter weight class on the abbreviated notification and being the obverse side of 35 could help this bout surpass the “Bisping vs Rockhold” upset.
Jorge Masvidal is putting it all on the line tonight, and we as fans will see the direction Gamebred’s legacy will go. The fight card already boasts several other great matches, but the background for the main event has made UFC 251 that much more appealing.
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