Jorge Masvidal Shocked “Wonderboy” Signed Contract For UFC 217


One of the more highly anticipated fights for the upcoming UFC 217 card is pitting Jorge Masvidal up against Stephen Thompson.

Masvidal had been calling Thompson out for a while now and the fighter is actually shocked that “Wonderboy” signed the contract.

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“It’s no diss to Thompson, but this has happened previous to the (Donald Cerrone) bout – it happened like four times where I had a signed bout agreement with a certain fighter, and that fight didn’t materialize,” Masvidal told MMA Junkie Radio. “So I don’t believe it until I’m in the cage.”

Thompson hasn’t fought since a loss to UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 209, while Masvidal recently came up short against Demian Maia at UFC 211.

Masvidal knows the loss against Maia set him back a little bit, but he knows he will get his hands on him again in the future.

“I wasn’t 100 percent myself that day,” Masvidal said. “I was 100 percent injury-free, but just in certain movements I did, I could have done them better. That’s the only thing I’m regretting. We’re going to have a rematch, me and Maia, one way or the other.”

UFC 217 takes place on Saturday, November 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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