After Gilbert Burns tested positive for COVID-19, things were looking bleak for UFC 251. Now the question is, will Street Jesus save the day? Jorge Masvidal would be stepping in to fight Kamaru Usman on one week’s notice. Jorge had this opportunity recently but declined, which then prompted Dana White to insert Gilbert Burns.
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This was the fight originally intended to happen but Masvidal decided to start a contract dispute. Many think it was that he just didn’t want to fight The Nigerian Nightmare. Masvidal was on his way out the door, but then he sleeps Darren Till and knocks out Ben Askren in spectacular fashion. Now he holds the meaningless BMF belt and has a chance to win some real hardware. Masvidal’s stock will never be higher than it is right now, so I understand the ask for more money. The question is, will Street Jesus save the day? Colby Covington has also thrown his name out there for a rematch with Usman. Who would you like to see step in to face Kamaru Usman?