JORGE MASVIDAL is the current holder of the UFC's newest belt – the BMF.
The Gamebred Fighter won it by defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 244, but just what does it stand for?
What is the BMF title?
THE new BMF title was specially commissioned for the fight between Diaz and Masvidal.
Both fighters are hugely popular amongst fight fans and UFC chief Dana White believed that a fight of this magnitude deserved it's own belt.
The competitors refused to be cowed into trash talk during their pre-fight press conference back in September.
Diaz was most rattled by a question from the crowd about his veganism – and went on the offensive.
He replied: "The Terminator [Arnold Schwarzenegger] is a vegan, motherf*****."
Tough talk indeed – but it didn't in the end help Diaz much, who suffered a horror cut and was controversially pulled out of the UFC 244 main event.
With both the New York main-eventers left in disgust, and cries of "bulls***" ringing out from the stands, Masvidal said: "I don't like to leave the win like this.
"Don't be booing me. We gave you three good rounds. We're going to run it back. It's going to happen again.
"Nate's a f***ing dog. I'm not the f***ing doctor, so don't go booing me."
What does it stand for?
THE belt was specially commissioned for UFC 244.
It stands for ‘Baddest Motherf***** in the Game’.
UFC kingpin White explained: "Diaz basically said this [fight] is for the baddest motherf***** in the game.
"This is one of those fights that after that interview [from Diaz after beat Anthony Pettis] started to build a life of its own. We didn’t seriously start talking about this fight until a couple of weeks later in a matchmaking meeting.
"I said to my guys, tell me if I’m crazy but what do you think of us actually having a baddest motherf***** in the game belt? ‘And my guys loved it and we started talking about it. I went in with the design team and we’ve started to design it."
Will the belt be on the line at UFC 251?
MASVIDAL faces UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman in a grudge match at UFC 251.
Usman's original opponent for Fight Island in the UAE, Gilbert Burns, had to pull out after contracting coronavirus.
And Masvidal took the fight at just six days notice.
But the BMF title will NOT be on the line.
UFC boss Dana White said: "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.”
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