Published On: Sun, Jul 5th, 2020

UFC Rumors: Jorge Masvidal In Negotiations To Face Kamaru Usman At ‘UFC 251,’ Per Ariel Helwani



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Jorge Masvidal prepares for his fight against Ben Askren at UFC 239.

New rumors suggest that Jorge Masvidal could step in as a late replacement for Gilbert Burns, who was scheduled to challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship at UFC 251 on July 11 before pulling out of the event earlier this week.

Citing “multiple sources,” ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani wrote on Saturday night that there are “active negotiations” to book a new main event for UFC 251 at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, with Masvidal filling in for Burns. He added that the talks are still a long way from being finalized, though there are ongoing conversations at the moment, with both sides confident that there is a “path to making this fight happen.”

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UFC Rumors: Jorge Masvidal In Negotiations To Face Kamaru Usman At ‘UFC 251,’ Per Ariel Helwani