JORGE MASVIDAL has vowed to 'break' more of Kamaru Usman's bones ahead of their eagerly-anticipated grudge match.

Fan favourite Masvidal will rematch the dominant welterweight champion early on Sunday morning in the main event of UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Usman dominated Gamebred in their first meeting last July, utilising his grappling for five straight rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory.

Miami mauler Masvidal, however, believes he's got the answer to The Nigerian Nightmare's wrestling second time around and plans to inflict some serious damage on him.

During Thursday's pre-fight press conference, he said: “I’m going to whoop your ass all by myself, I don’t need nobody.

“I didn’t get the broken nose, you did. I’m going to bust your face up, break more bones than last time. Remember this face.”

A fired up Masvidal later added: "Don't lose to this guy, don't lose to this guy.

"And when you've figured out that we've stopped that rubbing foot technique, you're going to be in for a long one, man.

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"I'm going to bust your face and break more bones than last time. Remember this face."

Masvidal's vow amused Usman, who said: "I came into the fight with the broken nose."

Africa's first UFC champion then said: “Let’s be honest.

"You got 14 losses in your career, seven in the UFC, you’re 3-3 in your last six, you are sitting there today because I chose you.

"I’m coming around the track and you’re the first guy that I’m about to lap. Period.”


Usman, 33, is looking forward to settling his rivalry with Masvidal once and for all.

He said: “I didn’t feel like I broke his will.

“On Saturday night, once I break his will, absolutely I’ll be satisfied.

“No, it’s not personal at all. If he’s making it personal, that’s on him.

"For me, it’s not personal. It’s all about business. He’s that next guy that I’ve picked.”

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