Jorge Masvidal was not present in the UFC 261 post-fight press conference. The only fighters to make an appearance on the UFC 261 post-fight press conference were the winners of each of the three title bouts of the evening. Valentina Shevchenko, Kamaru Usman, and Rose Namajunas took on the microphone to address the media.
It has been seen in the past that a lot of times fighters prefer not to address the media after a loss. It’s quite understandable considering the emotional turmoil that they go through after each loss. Jorge Masvidal’s loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 was similar in so many ways. Masvidal not only dropped his second consecutive loss but also got finished for the first time in his MMA career.
With this loss, Jorge Masvidal is on the back foot, having failed twice back to back in dominant fashion against Kamaru Usman in his attempt to become the UFC welterweight champion. At other times, the reason for missing the press conference is also immediate transfer to the hospital because of the injuries sustained, and being taken care of in the back after the fight.
Jorge Masvidal suffers his first KO loss against Kamaru Usman
Jorge Masvidal has not shared his thoughts on the loss, however, he did speak to Joe Rogan in the post-fight Octagon interview. Masvidal thanked his fans for supporting him and expressed his disappointment for not being able to execute what he promised to do. Masvidal shared that the bad game plan cost him the fight, and he expected a wrestling game from Kamaru Usman.
Meanwhile, Kamaru Usman proved to the world why he is regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. The Nigerian Nightmare shut the fans and critics who criticized him for his boring fighting style after a lackluster performance against Jorge Masvidal back at UFC 251.
Needless to say, with two back-to-back knockout wins in a span of three months in 2021, Kamaru Usman has set the bar this year as the most impactful fighter and dominating fighter. It will be exciting to see if he will jump the ranks to become the #1 pound-for-pound fighter when the rankings come out coming Monday.