Who Cares About the Diaz Brothers Anymore? Jorge Masvidal is in Town and He Knows Who He Wants to Fight Next…
Jorge Masvidal made the statement of his career by KOing Ben Askren in just five seconds at UFC 239. He came flying – literally – out of the blocks with a ludicrous flying knee that scorched the former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion.
This came straight after beating Darren Till by devastating knockout in front of the Englishman’s home crowd in London, UK. Masvidal might be 34, but he’s in the form of his career and could even have done enough to earn himself a title shot.
Colby Covington might not like it but that’s the way it is. Masvidal has another ‘notorious’ name in mind if Kamaru Usman is not available. But let’s hope that he gets that title shot.
Masvidal has no conflicted feelings about who he wants to fight next. Either Kamaru Usman or Conor McGregor. Those are the two names on his lips right now. He told The Dan LeBetard show:
“Definitely the title, definitely Kamaru Usman interests me. He’s got the title and that’s what I want but he’s always having injuries and things are happening. Another guy that interests me because it’s just a fight that if we made it, it’s going to sell a lot and I’m going to get the money that I deserve and you can see you put me in there in a fight and I’m going to fight. I’m going to give you what the fans. I’ve never pulled out of a fight.
“I want [Conor] McGregor. I want to break his face. I think that’s an easy paycheck. He’s got these cash symbols written all over his face for me. I just don’t see it going his way if I’m honest with you.”
Lack of Respect
“Gamebred” has very little respect for McGregor’s character. He thinks the Irishman can be broken and will quit if things are not going his way. McGregor has two official losses in the UFC, with both of those coming by submission. His previous losses as a professional were also to submissions.
“He backs down. He taps. I’ve never tapped in my whole entire career,” Masvidal said about McGregor. “He’s tapped a couple times so that’s backing down in my book. It’s something I’ve never done and I feel like I’d break him. It would be an easy fight.
“It just means more money, more fans and then fight for the title. Either one of them makes sense to me.”
Right now it doesn’t look like McGregor is going to fight anytime soon. Since ‘retiring’ he has been linked to fights with the likes of Donald Cerrone and a rematch with Khabib Nurmagamedov. His whiskey business has been booming though, so there’s really no need for him to fight anytime soon.
Meanwhile, Masvidal will surely be looking for that title shot. At the age of 34, he’s entering the twilight days of his career, even if he appears to be in his prime right now. All it takes is for one loss to somebody like Colby Covington or Robbie Lawlor and he can say goodbye to a title shot. He needs to seize the moment.