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Daniel Cormier Gives His Pick for Usman vs Masvidal at UFC 261

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Jorge Masvidal will be challenging for the UFC Welterweight Championship this Saturday at UFC 261. ’˜Gamebred’ will be taking on dominant Champ Kamaru Usman in a rematch from their 2020 encounter.

Former UFC Champ Champ Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on the upcoming encounter between the two 170lb greats.

‘I think that we’re gonna see a much better fight between these two,’ Cormier said on ESPN’s DC & Helwani program. ‘Is Jorge good enough to close the gap? I don’t know.”

Daniel Cormier on Usman vs Masvidal

“It’s a tall hill to climb, man” DC continued. “Usman is as good as they come and Masvidal is going to have to fight the absolute perfect fight in order to beat him. But if anybody has that ability, it’s Jorge Masvidal.’

credit to Clyde Aidoo of MMA News for the transcription

Here’s the full card for UFC 261 on Saturday 24. The show is available to purchase on ESPN+ or BT Sport:


  • MAIN EVENT ’“ UFC Welterweight Championship Fight: Kamaru Usman (c) vs Jorge Masvidal
  • UFC Strawweight Championship Fight ’“ Weili Zhang (c) vs Rose Namajunas
  • UFC Flyweight Title Fight ’“ Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs Jessica Andrade
  • Uriah Hall vs Chris Weidman (Middleweight)
  • Anthony Smith vs Jim Crute (Light Heavyweight)


  • Alex Oliveira vs Randy Brown (Welterweight)
  • Dwight Grant vs Stefan Sekulic (Welterweight)
  • Karl Roberson vs Brendan Allen (Middleweight)
  • Patrick Sabatini vs Tristan Connelly (Featherweight)


  • Danaa Batgerel vs Kevin Natividad (Bantamweight)
  • Kazula Vargas vs Rongzhu (Lightweight)
  • Aoriqileng vs Jeffrey Molina (Flyweight)
  • Na Liang vs Ariane Carnelossi (Strawweight)

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