UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal is running low on patience.
The closest he’s gotten to the cage recently has been as a cornerman for his teammate Colby Covington, who captured the UFC interim welterweight title this past Saturday in UFC 225’s pay-per-view co-headliner.
“It’s (expletive) frustrating,” Masvidal (32-13 MMA, 9-6 UFC) said in a recent interview with MMAjunkie Radio. “But whatever. I’m still here, and I’m going to get in shape.”
After a loss to Stephen Thompson (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) this past November, Masvidal said he’s having no luck getting an opponent to sign on the dotted line.
“I’m going to get somebody at some point or another, whether it be a top-10 guy or not,” he said. “Somebody’s face is going to get dismantled.”
If he had his choice, Masvidal would choose to rearrange Kamaru Usman’s face. The two have sparred on social media over who turned down whom in the matchmaking process. Then there’s Neil Magny (20-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC), another frequent target online.
“The only thing he’s fighting is diabetes, but he ain’t fighting me, that skinny anorexic (expletive),” Masvidal said.
Masvidal isn’t waiting anymore to face Magny after several callouts, but he claims Usman (13-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) recently turned him down after a recent win over Demain Maia (25-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC).
“That dude thinks he deserves a title shot beating Maia on two weeks’ notice,” Masvidal said. “Awesome for you if that’s how you think.”
Usman called for a title shot after his win, which headlined UFC Fight Night 129 this past month. He also reported breaking both of his hands during the five-round fight, which Masvidal finds highly suspect.
“It’s funny because Usman was calling me out saying I had ducked him,” Masvidal said. “Basically, that’s calling me a coward. Now that I’m saying let’s fight, he doesn’t want to fight.
“I saw him at Colby’s fight – I thought he had two broken (hands). That guy has to be better than Wolverine because he didn’t have any cast on. So that dude is Super Marvel X. I don’t know what the (expletive) he’s made out of. You broke two hands, and you don’t have no cast on? Wow, bro. That’s super powers, for real.”
Masvidal said Usman’s performance against Maia isn’t the kind that should get him a title shot.
“It was (expletive) a snooze-fest,” he said. “And I get it – Maia wasn’t in shape. Put this guy out of his misery. You’ve been training for a fight how long? Get this guy out of there, or at least try to. Just staring at him – this is the fight game. This is what it’s becoming. A bunch of loudmouth (expletive).”
But at the moment, Masvidal’s voice is one of his best tools for getting back in action. A signature career knockout of Donald Cerrone got him fights with top-ranked opponents Maia and Stephen Thompson, and both ended in setbacks. He’d like more than anything else to get those losses back, but he’ll have to work himself back up the ladder.
With a few more wins, he should have less trouble convincing a name to take him on.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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