The speculation can end for the immediate future of both Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman. Dana White told Will Cain today on the “Will Cain Show” on ESPN that the plan is to have a welterweight title fight between the Current Champion Usman and “BMF” title holder Masvidal sometime in July of 2020.
Those two are going to fight in Las Vegas, ok? International Fight Week Weekend, for 25 minutes and they can do whatever they want to each other.”
Before White’s announcement Friday, rumors swirled of a possible fight between former Lightweight and Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor and either Usman or Masvidal.
Dana also hinted that McGregor will likely fight the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, who face off on April 18th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Khabib and Tony will fight, in Brooklyn, and Conor will probably fight the winner of that fight. Conor’s talking now about not wanting to wait that long. I don’t know what else makes sense, but who knows with that kid.”
International fight week is scheduled for July 7th until July 12th. If Masvidal and Usman becomes official, it will likely take place on Saturday, July 11th at the T-Mobile Arena.