‘He’s turned into everything that he said he wasn’t’: Kamaru Usman SLAMS Jorge Masvidal for ‘pretending to be Tony Montana’… before welterweight rival responds by ridiculing his pad work
- Tensions have escalated between rivals Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal
- The pair are set to meet for a welterweight title clash in International Fight Week
- Usman has accused Masvidal of turning ‘into everything he said he wasn’t’
- Masvidal fired back by trying to publicly humiliate his opponent online
Tensions have escalated between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal ahead of their seemingly imminent UFC welterweight showdown.
As the headline events for International Fight Week prepare to be announced, Usman and Masvidal have been trading fiery words and launching personal attacks on each other’s character.
After Usman accused Masvidal of turning ‘into everything he said he wasn’t,’ the latter shot back by attempting to publicly humiliate his rival and criticise his pad work and training.
Jorge Masvidal snapped back at Karamu Usman’s recent commented by ridiculing his training
Usman posted a video online of his work in the ring to which Masvidal immediately responded
Last week Usman had told MMA Junkie: ‘It’s kind of funny to me to watch what he’s become.
‘It’s the same guy, the same journeyman. But now he’s become everything that he said he wouldn’t be. Everything he fought against, being the cliche, being this and that, he’s exactly that guy right now.
‘But it is what it is, more power to him. At the end of the day, when I sign on the dotted line I’m going to go in there and take care of business.’
After Usman recently uploaded a video of himself taking part in some light pad work, Masvidal couldn’t resist jumping immediately upon his rival.
Usman branded Masvidal a cliche and says he’s now become everything he said he would not
Re-sharing the video to his mass following online, Masvidal wrote: ‘I want to apologize to @stephenasmith on behalf of the mma community. They had something to say about you but wtf is this?’
Masvidal’s stock has never been higher after he knocked out Darren Till and recently took down Conor McGregor’s tormentor Nate Diaz following a medical stoppage TKO.
Usman will enter the fight fresh off the back of a huge knockout win over Colby Covington, in which he left his opponent bruised and bloodied.