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“Does he get that belt?” – Chael Sonnen explains if Kamaru Usman can win the BMF title from Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal is set to fight Kamaru Usman for the Welterweight title

Kamaru Usman should fight Jorge Masvidal and put his UFC Welterweight title on the line.

Masvidal has never won a UFC championship but has won the BMF title. The American taking on Usman could be one of the biggest fights of the year, but a fan asked Chael Sonnen a pertinent question.

Chael Sonnen is one of the legends in the world of MMA
Mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen attends the UFC 170 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A fan asked Sonnen if Masvidal’s BMF title would be on the line too. Sonnen was surprised this question was asked but wanted to explain the situation:

“I am so glad you asked that. So, Masvidal has a belt, the BMF, and Kamaru has a belt, the championship.

“So if they fight each other which belt do they fight for or do they fight for both?”

Sonnen added that Masvidal’s belt wouldn’t

“Let’s see of course Kamaru’s belt goes wherever Kamaru goes. That isn’t necessarily true with the BMF and we’re even told that that was a one-off.”

Sonnen again claimed that Masvidal would wake up as the BMF champion the next day, but wasn’t sure if he would put it up in his next fight.

The first BMF champion

Masvidal has put up several quality fights in recent years and faced Nate Diaz for the first ever BMF fight.

Jorge Masvidal has some big plans after his retirement
Jorge Masvidal is awarded the belt by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz(Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

This was a special one-off event with the American beating Diaz thanks to a doctor’s stoppage. The BMF belt stands for the ‘baddest mother******’ and Masvidal certainly fits that description.

The UFC has stopped all fights for now but are certain that UFC 249 will be held on 18 April. Masvidal vs Usman is not on that fight card, but they should meet sometime in the future.

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal could take place soon
Kamaru Usman in action against Colby Covington (Getty)

The pair have exchanged a lot of words in the past and almost came to blows during the Super Bowl.

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