Jorge Masvidal (born November 12, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist.He currently fights as a Welterweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Obviously, the circumstances to get a deal done weren’t ideal considering Masvidal is ultimately taking a title fight on six days’ notice but Kawa says they “couldn’t be happier with how everything played out.”. by K Mowatt. Conor McGregor Answers Questions About Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nate Diaz And Lightweight Division In Twitter Q&A, ESPN Reporters Seemingly Mock Tottenham Striker Harry Kane For Speech Impediment In Leaked Footage, Footage Of Mohamed Elneny's Incredible Work-Rate In The 91st Minute Against Manchester United, Jorge Masvidal Teases UFC Super-Fight: "A Hundred Percent" Interested, Gareth Bale Shouted 'VAMOS!' One thing that Kawa wants to make abundantly clear about the new UFC 251 main event is that while Masvidal is much happier about his pay, accepting the fight on July 11 was not solely about cashing a bigger check. Israel Adesanya says 2021 is the year he’ll add a belt to his collection and face rival Jon Jones. It certainly sounds like Masvidal is open to other fights, aside from a title shot, despite his growing issues with Usman. Morning Report: Israel Adesanya says winning the light heavyweight title will be ‘a big f*ck you’ to Jon Jones. He just so happens to be at 170 pounds, so if you want to fight him, I think you’ve got to come to the table with something other than ‘I’ve got this.’. “I don’t care if you’re Conor (McGregor), if you’re Henry (Cejduo), if you’re Usman, it does not matter who you are. More recently, Masvidal offered to run it back with Nate Diaz. Other things started popping up as far as the logistics, charters, all this stuff but as we started to talk it through, we started to really believe we could get this done. Prior to the agreement reached for this fight, Masvidal had gone on a very public campaign taking shots at the UFC for what he perceived as a lowball offer not to mention the “take it or leave it” nature to negotiations. After Scoring First Goal On Tottenham Return, Manchester United Star Nemanja Matic Chose Not To Wear A Poppy During Arsenal Loss, Roy Keane Gives His Most Passionate Rant Yet About Manchester United Following Their Defeat To Arsenal, He submitted Justin Gaethje in the second round of their championship bout then announced his shock retirement from MMA, But he's at peace with his decision after returning home to Russia. “The truth is, if Jorge tomorrow wanted to drop to 155 pounds and challenge the titleholder there, he has that ability. 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By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. I don’t care about his losses, all that other talk. He's also an avid Bristol City fan. And while talking about opponents, Kawa noted the fact Masvidal’s holding a very special belt: the BMF title he won when he defeated Diaz in November. At 170, he can challenge the current champion. “As of Saturday morning, we didn’t have a deal done so it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. ", The fan added: "Like (Jorge) started hanging around with Trump and now he just thinks he can just sleep with other people's girlfriends? But he's at peace with his decision after returning home to Russia. Published 11:14 AM, Thursday October 29 2020 GMT. I was never mad at them. Jorge Masvidal’s manager Malki Kawa offers a behind-the-scenes look at negotiations to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 and his expectations for the short notice title opportunity. Kawa promises Masvidal’s demeanor has not diminished one bit despite the odd circumstances with how the fight finally came together. About noon time, I want to say 12:30 or so, Jorge shows up at my house, we’re having a 4th of July barbecue. Fan: "Yeah, because I have been waking up every day and just like hitting like five flying knees. “That’s why he holds the baddest motherf**ker belt. But with dog it is going to be much better.". Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. "I wanna be like a fighter. He holds that ‘BMF’ belt because only bad motherf**kers do what Masvidal does.”. Of course, Masvidal volunteering didn’t mean the fight would actually happen, especially after he failed to come to terms with the UFC previously when a fight against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman was planned for this summer. July 17, 2020 Read Next “So Tired of This Hemorrhoid”- Tyron Woodley Has a Classic Reply to Colby Covington’s Comments. ", Nurmagomedov: "You can try. Masvidal has been competing professionally since 2003, he has also competed for Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road. That's too old for this. Following a stint on the reality show ‘Exatlón Estados Unidos’, Jorge Masvidal experienced a career resurgence, earning three huge stoppage victories in 2019 over Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz — the last saw him earn the BMF belt at UFC 244.Now, ‘Gamebred’ is enjoying the highest level of success in his seventeen year-long career.