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Jorge Masvidal reveals huge seven-figure payday for brief discover Kamaru Usman combat: “I used to be very a lot glad”


Jorge Masvidal was paid fairly nicely to step up and combat Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 in 2020.

Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman

That card was initially anticipated to be headlined by Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns in July. Nevertheless, per week earlier than the occasion, ‘Durinho’ examined optimistic for Covid-19, and was pulled from the Combat Island occasion. In consequence, Jorge Masvidal received the decision to step up on quick discover recent off his stoppage victory over Nate Diaz to win ‘BMF’ gold months prior.

Finally, Jorge Masvidal wound up struggling a unanimous resolution defeat to Kamaru Usman of their first combat. They rematched a 12 months later, and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ once more emerged with a win. Whereas Masvidal got here up quick in his two bids for UFC gold, the Miami native was very, very well-paid for the makes an attempt.

Talking in a latest interview with VladTV, Jorge Masvidal opened up on his highest profession paydays. There, ‘Gamebred’ received in-depth about his negotiations with the UFC to just accept a combat with Kamaru Usman on such quick discover. As a consequence of that discover, Masvidal performed hardball with the corporate to get a greater contract.

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Jorge Masvidal reveals $5 million payday for combating Kamaru Usman at UFC 251

These discussions led Jorge Masvidal to obtain a $5 million purse for combating Kamaru Usman on Combat Island. Whereas he got here up quick in his bid for UFC gold, the welterweight was fairly blissful together with his pay for that 2020 defeat.

“The UFC referred to as me and wanted somebody to fill in on six days’ discover and fly the world over and lower 20 kilos of water in these six days and combat for a world title. There was just one motherf*cker in the entire world who might get that decision for the bat sign. It’s that dude proper right here.” Jorge Masvidal acknowledged within the interview. “However, I needed to receives a commission, and I needed to receives a commission very f*cking handsomely to do that. They gave into all of the calls for I had.”

He continued, “That’s one of many fights that I made probably the most cash interval. We ended up promoting proper below 1.3 million pay-per-views. If I didn’t strike that cope with the UFC, I’d’ve gotten nowhere close to 5 million. I’d’ve bought the identical quantity, and gotten nowhere close to 5 million. I’d’ve simply felt that I had gotten taken benefit of. So a part of me, the enterprise aspect and prizefighting [side] was very, very a lot glad and blissful for my youngsters, myself, and my household.”

“However, the man that all the time wished that world title,” Jorge Masvidal concluded. “Wasn’t [happy], ?”

What do you make of those feedback from the previous UFC title challenger? What do you bear in mind of Jorge Masvidal’s rivalry with Kamaru Usman?

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