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Friday, Jun 05, 2020

Jorge Masvidal Responds to Dana White, Calls For UFC Release

Jorge Masvidal (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Recently Jon Jones has been feuding with Dana White and the UFC over his contract, and now Jorge Masvidal is doing the same.

Masvidal was expected to challenge welterweight champ Kamaru Usman next, but the fight has yet to be signed. More recently, Masvidal relayed on Twitter that he’s not going to accept what the UFC’s offered for his next bout.

White was asked to comment on the situation while talking with the media ahead of UFC 250. Here’s some of what he had to say (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“Anybody that doesn’t want to fight doesn’t have to fight, including Masvidal and Jon Jones and all these other guys,” White said. “It doesn’t have to be because of the pandemic. These guys are independent contractors. This isn’t like the NFL where I can make you: ‘You come to practice and you do this or you’re going to get fined or you’re going to get this.’ These guys can do whatever they want. They can say whatever they want.

“… We’re not begging people to fight. We’re offering fights because in our contract, I have to give you three fights a year. You have the ability to turn them down and not take them.”

After seeing White’s comments, Masvidal tweeted out this.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:03 pm
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