“Cold-blooded as can be. His (Usman) body is grasping for air as I’ve got my hand raised over him. I’m gonna baptize him, man, for the world to see. It’s gonna be violent.”

Masvidal last fought at UFC 244 in November, beating Nate Diaz via TKO. He is currently on a three-fight win streak and is 6-2 in his last eight fights. A highlight of his run has been cementing the record of the fastest KO in UFC history against Ben Askren.

Now that both tested negative, Usman and Masvidal will now make the trip to Abu Dhabi where more testing will be done before fight night. 

The co-main event of UFC 251 is still Alexander Volkanovski v. Max Holloway in a rematch for the UFC Featherweight Title. Another title fight on the card will be Petr Yan v. Jose Aldo for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Title.