After Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) failed to come to terms with Colby Covington to fight its Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, in UFC 244’s main event next month, the promotion turned to Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Indeed, the two men will headline the pay-per-view (PPV) card, which takes place inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Nov. 2, 2019, and the victor will walk away with the “baddest motherf*cker” belt worth a cool $50,000. Meanwhile, many have come out mocked the promotion for wasting its time and efforts on a ”little boys” belt.
Then there’s fighters like Usman, who feels UFC picked two of the worst possible fighters to compete for the “BMF” title, claiming their win/loss records indicate they are the furthest thing from “bad motherf*ckers.”
He said as much during a recent media day (via ESPN).
Usman on the BMF belt: They dropped the ball in getting my fight done for MSG. They had to create something for that. They have 20 losses combined. You’ve got 20 losses? Sit your ass down. You’re not the baddest mother fucker.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) October 8, 2019
They dropped the ball in getting my fight done for MSG. They had to create something for that. They have 20 losses combined. You’ve got 20 losses? Sit your ass down. You’re not the baddest mother fucker.
Diaz (20-11) and Masvidal (34-13) actually have 24 combined defeats. “The Nigerian Nightmare,” meanwhile, sports a nearly-mint record of 15-1, 10-0 UFC.
Unsurprisingly, Covington feels the same way, saying Diaz and Masvidal are nothing but journeymen not worthy of true title shots. Still, despite many mocking UFC’s decision, the showdown between the two top-ranked Welterweights is as intriguing as it gets. Furthermore, the winner will likely earn himself a shot at the 170-pound title, which will be defended on Dec. 14, 2019, as Covington will finally take on Usman in UFC 245’s main event in Las Vegas, Nevada.