Get all the info regarding the weight loss of the American UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal.
American MMA star Jorge Masvidal competes in the UFC Welterweight Division. Since beginning professional fighting in 2003, he has also fought for Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road.
As one of the most famous stars in the UFC, Jorge has won multiple accomplishments in his career and has broken numerous records. Jorge owns the mark for the fastest KO in UFC history in five seconds.
As of January 27, 2020, Jorge Masvidal is ranked 3rd in the UFC welterweight rankings. Jorge Masvidal has recently undergone an extraordinary weight loss that has drawn the interest of many UFC followers. Here’s how he dropped 20 pounds in 6 days for his fight against Kamaru Usman.
Jorge Masvidal’s Weight Loss Journey – What’s His Diet?
Jorge Masvidal embraced the UFC 251 Welterweight championship battle to replace Gilbert Burns who could not get clearance to board the plane after a positive coronavirus test. He needed to prove that he weighed 170 pounds to enter the match, but he registered 191 pounds at the time.
He really needed to drop more than 20 pounds in six days for the tournament, and he did it! In order to claim the belt on Friday night, Jorge Masvidal made a huge effort to drop the excess weight to everyone’s shock.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 10, 2020
As mentioned on Essential Sports, Masvidal unveiled his weight loss initiatives in an ESPN First Take chat with Stephen A. Smith and Dominique Foxworth before his match against Kamaru Usman on Fight Island.
“Yea I got 20 pounds to go,” Gamebred said. “I’m taking the fight on 6 days notice.” Smith was surprised by the statement and asked Jorge, “You gotta lose 20 pounds in 6 days?” Masvidal responded saying, “Yes sir when they made the fight official I was a 191 pounds. So Friday, I gotta lose that weight.”
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“You should be worried if God wasn’t on my side,” Jorge added. “If I was just like a regular Joe you should be worried. But I’ve been doing this for a long time it won’t be the first time I have to cut a crazy amount of weight at short notice and like I said. God has my back I got no worries.”
Jorge Masvidal Underwent Weight Loss for Title Fight at UFC 251
Jorge featured slimmed-down, ripped-up for his welterweight championship battle versus Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. He had a strong season in 2019, including a brilliant knockout over Darren Till, the quickest stop in UFC history over Ben Askren, and a spectacular pay-per-view win against Nate Diaz.
But even though Jorge Masvidal managed to undergo 20 pounds weight loss before the match, he could not assert the crown. In the overwhelming UFC 251 fight, Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal.
Jorge Masvidal Thanked Supporters After UFC 251 Raked in 1.3 Million Pay-Per-View Buys
UFC President Dana White apparently was not kidding when he said before UFC 251 that the event was likely to attract massive numbers.
As per The Athletic, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and crowd favorite Jorge Masvidal, have tallied up around 1.3 million pay-per-view buys.
The overwhelming amount of support I have received before, during, and after this journey has been humbling. Still got a lot of goals to meet. All of you that tuned in to see me win, thank you. Those that tuned in to see me lose, thank you. https://t.co/4SCJzwHV10
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) July 13, 2020
Shortly after the reports emerged, Masvidal brought the news to Twitter and thanked his fans (and haters) for their support.
“The overwhelming amount of support I have received before, during, and after this journey has been humbling,” Masvidal wrote. “Still got a lot of goals to meet. All of you that tuned in to see me win, thank you. Those that tuned in to see me lose, thank you.”
The reported 1.3 million buys is the biggest draw in a single event since UFC 229 in October 2018, which held the promotion record of approximately 2.4 million, largely thanks to the iconic super-fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
UFC 251 was held at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island. It screened on pay-per-view after the ESPN/ESPN+ prelims and the UFC Fight Pass prelims.