Jorge Masvidal questions Kamaru Usman’s comeback timing after KO loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 278

What did Jorge Masvidal say about Usman’s defeat?

“A bit lackluster,” Masvidal said on The Joe Rogan Experience when asked what he thought of the UFC 286 main event. “Usman, maybe there were times when I didn’t see him step on the gas like he usually does. And it could be that he started this fight too early.”

“I always think when a fighter goes KO. I got this from the oldtimers in boxing. You really need to heal your brain and confidence and come back. Because then you come back in there and you get touched and you’re like. ‘Whoa, I might get knocked out’ and you hit the brakes and maybe start questioning yourself,” he continued.

“So I think maybe he took it a little too early. I think he’s a better fighter than Leon in many ways. But it just seems Leon has his number right now,” he added.

Jorg Masvidal

Jorge is credible in his opinion having faced Kamaru Usman twice for the welterweight championship. He lost via a unanimous decision in their first encounter and was eliminated in their rematch, which also happened to be 2021’s knockout.

Masvidal took almost a year off after that devastating loss to ensure he was fully prepared for his return to the octagon.

Jorge Masvidal UFC Return 2023

Currently, Jorge is focused on his upcoming fight against Gilbert Burns in the co-main event of UFC 287. Although Dana White announced that Colby Covington would be next in line to win Leon Edwards’ welterweight title. Masvidal isn’t giving up on his own chances just yet.

“By all means skip Colby,” Jorge said. “Leon wants it more than anything. He wants it more than anything just for the story we have. And also, we’re going to be selling most of the pay-per-views when he and I are in that cage.”

The upcoming UFC 287 event takes place on April 8th at the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.

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