White confirms Masvidal's BMF belt NOT on the line at UFC 251 Fight Island despite Usman begging for it to be

UFC president Dana White revealed Jorge Masvidal's 'Baddest Mother F***er' belt will not be on the line against Kamaru Usman.

Masvidal, 35, won the unprecedented title against fellow fan-favourite Nate Diaz, also 35, last November.

And despite challenging welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, 33, on a week's notice at UFC 251, the BMF strap will not be contested.

White told TMZ Sports: “It’s not on the line. Usman wants it to be on the line so bad.

"He will not stop texting me saying ‘I don’t understand why this belt isn’t on the line. This guy’s running around saying he’s the BMF champion.’

"He’s like ‘I want to squash it all. He’s not going to take my title, and I’m going to take his BMF belt.’

"Believe me, Usman has not stopped terrorizing me about this.”

The BMF monarchy was created by Diaz when he made his UFC return in August, beating Anthony Pettis.

He called out Masvidal post-fight and proclaimed that he would defend his status against the welterweight.

Diaz went on to lose the fight after a nasty gash forced doctors to pull him out and WWE and Hollywood star The Rock rewarded Masvidal with the belt.

The Miami veteran already hinted he would not put his belt up against Usman – insisting the "dorkiest" fighter was not worthy of BMF status.

And White appeared to suggest the strap will not feature again, instead acting a one-time thing.

He said: “That was like a one-and-done the BMF title."

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