Jorge Masvidal walked into the hometown of Donald Cerrone at UFC On Fox 23 and when he left Denver, he left with a second round TKO victory. Masvidal also had a post-fight talk with his fallen foe's Grandma.
“Man, she killed me, man. That was like a heart blow,” Masvidal told Megan Olivi. “She just came up to me and she said, ‘that’s my grandson, and you’re a great fighter, and nobody has taken out my grandson like that.’ I might be a bad guy, but things like that, they get me. I don’t wanna beat nobody in front of their mom or grandma. I have kids, I couldn’t imagine seeing my kids going in there. That hurt a little bit.”
Despite the trash talking between Masvidal and Cerrone leading into the fight, Masvidal still respects his foe.
“After the stoppage, I looked over when he stood up I looked him right in the eyes and he was completely out of it. When he sat down, and then about 25-30 seconds later I managed to get eye contact from him. He wasn’t looking at me, but he was looking around and I could see he was still out of it. He’s a warrior. The shot that I hit him with and the couple shots that I hit him with on the ground, not a lot of dudes would get back up and want to keep going, but he actually he did. He gave it all he had. He’s got all my respect in the world,” says Masvidal.
Masvidal has already earned a total of nine victories under the UFC banner and he has previously challenged for the Strikeforce Lightweight Title.