Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal in talks over UFC rematch after champ told Gamebred he would 'put him in a coffin'
KAMARU USMAN is in talks for a rematch against Jorge Masvidal, after promising to put his rival 'in a coffin'.
After Usman retained his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258, he called to face Masivdal again.
He said: “I’m going to put him in a coffin this time.
“He don’t want that fight. He don’t want that fight. I guarantee he don’t want that fight. I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t want it. Have I lied up here yet?
"Have I lied to you guys yet about anything? Nothing. I said what I wanted to do, and that’s what I’m going to do. We’ll see if it materialises.”
Masvidal, 36, was beaten by the champion in July but only after stepping in on a week's notice, as Burns initially pulled out with coronavirus.
But Usman, 33, wants to run it back and vowed to win by knockout this time.
Masvidal responded: "Game plan to putting me in a “coffin” hug and toe stomp who is this guy fooling?"
The veteran American did look on course to facing best-friend-turned enemy Colby Covington, 32.
But talks have stalled after the UFC wanted the bitter foes to coach The Ultimate Fighter.
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Following's Usman's post-fight callout of Masvidal, the UFC appear to have now turned their attention to a rematch, after the first sold 1.3million pay-per-views.
And Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN discussions are underway with the two lined up to be TUF coaches.
Abdelaziz said: “It’s what Kamaru wants and Jorge deserves a full camp. But he and his team better be on their best behaviour.
"We already beat them up inside and out of cage.”
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