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Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Jorge Masdvidal Says He’s “The Golden Ticket at Combat Sports”

Masvidal (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Jorge Masvidal had a massive 2019 campaign, and as a result, “Gamebred” says he’s the man to face in MMA and boxing as well.

This past year, Masvidal has defeated Darren Till, Ben Askren and most recently, Nate Diaz. Since his win over Diaz at UFC 244, there’s been extensive talk about who Masvidal will fight next. The veteran welterweight is in the title shot mix, but Masvidal has also said he wants to secure a money fight with the likes of Conor McGregor or Nick Diaz.

Recently Masvidal appeared on the Jim Rome Show, and while discussing his next move, he said this (quote via MMA Fighting):

“Obviously, Conor fight is out there, the Mayweather fight is out there, they’re saying they’re bringing him on over to Zuffa Boxing. The Usman fight is out there. I’m the golden ticket at combat sports, especially at at 170 pounds. You can’t move in that weight class without mentioning me or having to ask permission to the mighty Gamebred. And it’s just the truth. I might come off ignorant and arrogant, but I’ve been working my whole life for this, to get to this position where now I can be involved in the biggest fights possible and I can rewrite the history books. Because whoever has the belt when I’m done with Conor, that’s whose head’s getting chopped off.

“And of course I’d like to fight Conor. Not just because he brings in a lot of cash and eyeballs to the sport, but he’s a two-time champion. He’s one of the few to do it and he did it in outstanding fashion. Both guys that he defeated for the belt, he did it with no pressure, no resistance, nothing. So it would be an honor to fight with him.”

McGregor is booked to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, January 18th.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:03 am
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