Jorge Masvidal is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 211.
Michael Bisping is the current UFC Middleweight Champion and according to Masvidal, the British slugger is dodging fighters.
“I’m being the voice for the people that are frustrated with a lot of these cowards in this sport,” Masvidal said on The MMA Hour. “I don’t got to spell it for you — people just blatantly dodging other people, that’s coward sh*t. You know what I’m saying? That’s hashtag ho status. It’s f*cking mind-blowing. B*tch-ping? Yeah, that’s who I’m referring to. But it’s not just him, there’s a bunch of dudes. It’s just, he’s probably leading the front, you know? He’s a frontrunner. And I don’t even want to talk about him on this show because I’m not going to make that dude famous. We’re not going to make that dude famous. Let him go out there, win some fights, let him generate his own name. I wasn’t even going to say that b*tch’s name.”
Bisping was supposed to fight former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre later this year, but UFC President Dana White recently canceled the fight.
If it were up to Masvidal, the fight game would return to the way it was in the old days.
“Back in the day, you used to have to fight three or four fights in one night with no dodging nobody, and that’s what the sport got built on,” Masvidal said. “And a lot of the guys who came in after they saw that had that similar mindset of just, compete and fight the best and keep winning. Nowadays it’s like, fight the guy that you can beat, or this and that. So, it’s weird, man. When you’re up-and-coming in your career, yes, maybe you have to dodge certain guys. ‘Hey, my wrestling isn’t good yet, let me get it on-point and then I’ll come back there,’ or, ‘I’m not going to fight that guy right now,’ because whatever, when you’re up-and-coming. But once you’re already at the top of your game, you’re in there, man. That’s it. There’s no dodging fighters. What’s wrong with you? That’s the biggest act of cowardice, faking injuries.”
The two fighters will most likely never meet each other in the Octagon, as they compete in two different weight classes and Masvidal is contemplating a return to the lightweight division.