It looks like Jorge Masvidal  could be kicking his mental warfare into high gear, as ‘Gamebred’ recently reported he stopped in Rome to chow down on some pizza, ahead of UFC 251…
Is Masvidal trolling?
As you know, Masvidal recently agreed to fight welterweight champ Kamaru Usman on around a week’s notice, after Gilbert Burns withdrew from the fight due to a positive test for COVID-19.
Over the weekend, Masvidal relayed that he weighed around 190 pounds. In order to be eligible to win the welterweight title Saturday, he’ll need to be 170 on Friday.
Well, with that in mind, the image and comments below from Masvidal, is likely raising eyebrows throughout the game.
Of course, it’s very likely that Masvidal didn’t have any pizza, or very little or none. It’s also possible that maybe he weighed less than 190 when he reported that weight.
UFC 251 line-up
Here is the line-up for Saturday’s UFC 251  card, which is taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal – for welterweight title
Champ Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway – for featherweight title
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo – for vacant bantamweight title
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
Muslim Salikhov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
Roman Bogatov vs. Leonardo Santos
Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)
Alexander Romanov vs. Marcin Tybura
Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Vanessa Melo vs. Karol Rosa
Martin Day vs. Davey Grant
Card via MMA Junkie