The premier of combat sports in the UFC has had a great month after holding three successful events in a row without any hiccups and there are already some great fights on the horizon as fans look forward to fighters like Tyron Woodley making his comeback fight within the next few weeks. But there’s also more for fans to be excited for – lockdown measures are being lifted which means some of the bigger event locations are opening back up, although non gamstop casinos get great reviews and have been widely used since lockdown measures begun, they’re no replacement for the real thing and Vegas reopening means bigger fights too – and we may seem them within the welterweight division.

Masvidal vs Diaz 2 - The BMF rematch that many called for after an eye injury on the part of Diaz called for a doctor’s stoppage. It was expected that perhaps Masvidal would step up to fight the current welterweight champion in Kamaru Usman, but with some Twitter talk this has been muddled up a little. Many fans would be happy for Masvidal to take either fight as he’s probably the biggest name in the division right now, more so because of how quiet the division has been since Usman first captured UFC gold in 2019 and the ways in which Masvidal had won some of his bigger fights. This disruption has left the door wide open for a Masvidal vs Diaz 2 however, and may be something we see happening.

Usman vs McGregor - In the real shakeup, Kamaru Usman’s manager, who also manages other fighters that have had a negative run-in with McGregor such as Khabib, seemingly offered the 170lb title shot to McGregor. Obviously there are other contenders such as Leon Edwards, former champ Tyron Woodley, and the previously mentioned Jorge Masvidal, but McGregor has also had a history of sliding into fights probably before he is supposed to largely in thanks to the pull he has had with the organization previously. Whether or not this fight could ever happen is an uncertainty, but it certainly does open an exciting prospect if Masvidal does decide to give the BMF title another look in for Diaz.

If either of these fights do happen, it’s looking likely that a later summer date would be eyed up – that had been the prospect for Usman vs Masvidal if they had decided to fight, but maybe we can see some supercard formed around this if the fighters decided to go another way. The next UFC event can be found this weekend as we Tyron Woodley return to the ring after his loss against Usman in 2019, it was a bit of a surprise to many that Woodley didn’t receive an immediate rematch given he defended the title prior to his loss, but as Max would say it is what it is and maybe the former champ can put on a good performance and throw himself right back into title contention before any others are even given the opportunity.

 

 

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