While negotiations for Welterweight title fight between division champion, Kamaru Usman, and No. 1 contender, Colby Covington are not working out, the UFC seems to be exploring other options.

Not many details are revealed at the moment but according to the new update, UFC is exploring another possibility for “The Nigerian Nightmare.” And one of those could be defending his strap against Colby’s friend and training partner, Jorge Masvidal, at UFC 244 on November 2, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

However, based on a recent Tweet from Masvidal, things don’t seem to be going well on that front either. In addition, UFC is reportedly trying to work out a fight between Usman and Masvidal but things don’t seem to be going in the favor as well.

With many different matchups being considered, it seems like the Las Vegas-based promotion could be trying to play hardball with several of the 170-pound division’s top champions. All four Usman, Masvidal, Covington, and Diaz have said that they are looking to get paid, and won’t accept anything less than what they believe they deserve.

It’s no surprise that negotiations are stalling out when all four have a similar mindset.

The UFC’s trips to New York’s MSG are normally some of their biggest shows of the year. The Las Vegas-based promotion will likely get a deal done soon to lock up a big-time main event.


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