In the last few years, Jorge Masvidal has experienced what he has been fighting for all his career. And it, at least as far as professional MMA is concerned, has been going on for 18 years. During the same, he did 50 fights, recording 35 wins and 15 losses, and one of his biggest successes was winning the UFC’s BMF belt.
At the same time, he earned the biggest money of his career, started several private businesses, and became one of the most popular fighters in the world. As for the aforementioned BMF belt, which went to him with a win over Nate Diaz, the UFC said it was a title he would be left with and not defend.
But since Conor McGregor showed an interest in winning it, of course, there is automatically an opportunity to change his mind. Are there any chances for that at the moment, seeing that Masvidal is without a fight? In his opinion, not really.
"I'm a man of the right size, he's a small fragile guy. He doesn't want that fight. You can't pay him as much money as you would ask him to fight me. And that's okay, I don't need that fight," Masvidal said in an interview for MMA Junkie.
Then what's next for him? His last two fights were for the UFC title against Kamaru Usman. He was defeated in both, but what is worse for him is the fact that in the second fight, for which he had a full training camp, he was defeated more dominantly and convincingly.
That is, the champion knocked him out. This does not change his ambitions, however, and this is what he is looking at for the third attempt to attack the title. And they will try to get there in the shortest possible way. He plans to fight at the end of the year, and who would be the perfect opponent for him? "The one who will bring me as close as possible to the title fight is the one I want for the next opponent," he said, adding: "That's what I should find out within the next two weeks.
Whoever the UFC tells me is the guy who can get me to the title fight faster than anyone else, it's a fighter I'm going to take the fight against. It's a fight I have to accept." Two defeats before Usman, Masvidal had a three-game winning streak.
In addition to the already mentioned against Diaz, there is the fastest knockout in UFC history against Ben Askren, as well as a knockout win over Darren Till. In total as a UFC welterweight, he is on three wins and four losses, while his overall UFC ratio is 12-8.