UFC president Dana White disclosed on Tuesday that “Fight Island” is positioned on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 1st struggle card to acquire spot at the locale will be UFC 251 on July 11, showcasing a welterweight title bout between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Gilbert Burns.
Pursuing the announcement, Nate Diaz criticized the headlining match-up contacting it “not a title fight.”
This is what’s wrong with persons professing they’re fighters settling for considerably less trigger they know they are not well worth shit you should’ve fought the future man in line not the dude who would just take significantly less trigger he’s advised much too that’s why no one will remember youguys
This isn’t a title battle pic.twitter.com/7GLJUJA45C
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 9, 2020
“This is what is improper with men and women claiming they are fighters. Settling for much less bring about they know they’re not truly worth s–t. You should’ve fought the upcoming guy in line not the guy who would acquire much less cause he’s told to,” wrote Diaz.
“That’s why no just one will recall you fellas. This isn’t a title combat.”
How did Gilbert Burns pass Jorge Masvidal for the UFC title battle?
Immediately after his win about previous champion Tyron Woodley, Burns is rated as the leading contender in the welterweight division. Numerous men and women believe that that Jorge Masvidal really should have been following in line for the title shot, but Masvidal is at the moment in a contract dispute with the combat advertising.
White has been expressing that Masvidal was next for Usman. Masvidal not long ago began blowing up Twitter and doing interviews declaring that he proved his really worth with his UFC 244 bout with Nate Diaz, and so required a more substantial piece of the revenue share than he’s been getting.
Masvidal’s remarks followed individuals of UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who has also been submitting on social media about stating he’s not obtaining sufficient cash for battling to be truly worth it any extended.
Citing information 8-struggle contracts that Jones and Masvidal signed in latest months, White appeared dumbfounded that they would be striving to negotiate soon after just a person battle each on their new contracts. He extra that if fighters really do not want to battle, for what ever motive, they are welcome to sit out.
“Masvidal just signed a new offer 7 months back,” White explained on ESPN’s Initial Take. “Gilbert Burns is fighting Usman. The kid has fought four times in nine months. He’s nicely-rounded. You search at the guys he just conquer. He beat Woodley, and he just defeat Demian Maia. He beat Gunnar Nelson, and now he’s likely to acquire on Usman.”
The combat with Usman will be Burns’s third combat in four months. He defeated Maia on the UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira card that was the initially UFC event without having an viewers in attendance. That took place as the United States and Brazil commenced to shut down since of the coronavirus pandemic. He then defeated Woodley at the current UFC Combat Evening: Woodley vs. Burns celebration as the UFC returned to routinely scheduled reside occasions. And now he’ll challenge Usman at UFC 251 on Struggle Island.
“It looks like Masvidal is not heading to be fighting anytime before long,” reported White.
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