Jorge Masvidal Weight Loss - How Many Pounds Did He Lose?
Grab all the details on the weight loss of the American mixed martial artist Jorge Masvidal.
American mixed martial artist Jorge Masvidal competes in the UFC's welterweight division. Since he got into professional fighting since 2003, he has also competed for Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road. As one of the most prominent fighters in the UFC, Jorge earned many achievements throughout his career and broke many records. Jorge holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, at 5 seconds.
As of January 27, 2020, Jorge Masvidal ranks number 3 in the UFC welterweight rankings. Jorge Masvidal recently underwent an incredible weight loss which has drawn the attention of many UFC fans. Here's how he lost 20 pounds in 6 days before his fight against Kamaru Usman.
Jorge Masvidal Weight Loss
Jorge Masvidal accepted the UFC 251 Welterweight title fight to replace Gilbert Burns who could not get clearance to board the plane after a positive coronavirus test. He had to show he weighed 170 pounds in order to play the match but he measured 191 pounds at the time. For the game, he really had to lose over 20 pounds within six days and he actually did it! In order to claim the belt on Friday night, Jorge Masvidal really put in some effort to drop the extra pounds to everyone's surprise.
Jorge had to lose 20 pounds in 6 days before his fight against Kamaru Usman.
As mentioned in an article by Essential Sports, Masvidal revealed his weight loss plans in a chat on ESPN First Take with Stephen A. Smith and Dominique Foxworth, prior to his match against Kamaru Usman at 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.'
'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 Did Meet the 170-Pound Weight Requirement Just Before The Fight
Jorge appeared in a slimmed and ripped physique for his welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. He had a good season in 2019, with a stunning knockout over Darren Till, the fastest stoppage in UFC history over Ben Askren, and defeating Nate Diaz in a stellar pay-per-view event.
Jorge appeared in a slimmed and ripped physique for his welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman.
But even though Jorge Masvidal succeeded in losing 20 pounds before the game, he however could not claim the title. Kamaru Usman beat Jorge Masvidal in the overwhelming UFC 251 fight.
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