JORGE MASVIDAL has vowed to destroy “mentally weak” Kamaru Usman and take the welterweight title at UFC 251.
Gamebred stepped in on just six days’ notice to battle the champ on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi after GIlbert Burns was forced out after testing positive for coronavirus.
Usman is undefeated in UFC – but Masvidal claimed the star is overhyped as he promised to prove that tomorrow when they finally clash inside the Octagon.
Speaking in his Virtual Media Day interview, the 35-year-old BMF king said of his rival: “Nowhere near as good as advertised. And that’s why I’m here, I’m gonna prove it.
“I think he’s mentally weak, and I can’t blame the guy either he’s got seventeen personalities they should have had him diagnosed and maybe each one of his personalities needs to be on Adderall or some type of substance so he doesn’t have so many personalities.
“It’s just his mental weakness is going to come out on Saturday in an abundance, the worlds going to see it and I just took full advantage of this individual and his weak ass ways.”
Masvidal was drafted in as replacement last weekend and it was claimed he needed to drop 20lbs in that time to make the cut for the fight.
We will discover later tonight whether he has achieved that at the official weigh-in.
Even though he refused to give anything away regarding his weight, Masvidal isadamant everything else is ready to claim victory despite not having a proper camp.
He added: “Six days notice how prepared could I be you know?
“I’m as prepared as I need to be for Usman but obviously its not like a full training camp or something like I had six weeks to prepare.
“That would be different, my weight wouldn’t be as high so I’m not going to say my weight wise I’m 100% you know but everything else my mind is ready, my heart is ready, my skillset is better than him on any day of the week so I just got to go out there and prove it come this Saturday.”