White recently stated that being a professional MMA fighter is not a career, but an opportunity, which has led to Masvidal feeling that he and White won’t ever see eye to eye on anything.
“I want to address something actually, because of the Dana White thing,” Masvidal said during a recent fan Q&A (via Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “Dana White said the other day - and maybe you can explain this - he said this is not a career, this is an opportunity. I’ve been doing this 16 years, sh*t I’ve had a lot of opportunity, huh? That’s crazy. So, it’s not a career Dana White, that’s interesting to know man. I really think sometimes we don’t see eye-to-eye on anything you f*cking you say, bro. How is this not a career, you know? It’s crazy.”
Masvidal isn’t the only person battling White over fighter pay, as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been battling White on the topic as well.
Despite his disagreements with White, one thing that Masvidal doesn’t have is any animosity towards the UFC President.
“He’s my co-worker,” Masvidal said. “It’s not like I’m going to go hang out with him anywhere anytime soon or anything like that. I don’t have no animosity towards him but I also don’t really like him too much either because he has to do his job which is to generate the most money for his company. I got to do my job which is to generate the most money for me and myself. So, you see where that clashes? You know, we’re not always going to see eye-to-eye but I don’t think he’s like a devil or this evil f*cking person. I just think he is doing his job and I got to do mine.”
There is no word yet on when Masvidal, who hasn’t competed since UFC 244, will compete again.