Jorge Masvidal came into enemy territory at UFC On Fox 23 in Colorado, where he defeated home state fighter Donald Cerrone by second round TKO. Masvidal also has a bet he’s willing to make with the UFC, and UFC President Dana White in particular.
“My coaches know if it’s a big fight, I’m going to be at the gym,” he said to MMA Junkie. “If they give me some pretender, or another actor, I don’t know, I might not take it. That’s why I told Dana, if you want me to fight, take me up on this bet: $200,000. You can’t find nobody in the welterweight division that can beat me. Nobody.”
Masvidal also feels the way he controls himself is an advantage he has in his fights. We saw this on full display in Denver when he defeated Cerrone.
“Sometimes I like to play with my food,” he said. “I like to beat guys up. I like to torture guys. Sometimes I don’t pull the trigger; sometimes I drop dudes and I smile at them after I drop them. I do what I want in there – nobody tells me what to do or how to do it. I felt like knocking him out because I wasn’t going to decision. Sometimes in the past, I’ve been on cruise control, kicking a guy’s ass so much that I’m like, ‘I don’t need to pull the trigger.’ But I can pull the trigger when it needs to be pulled.”
Masvidal has also earned a total of nine wins under the UFC banner and he has previously challenged for the Strikeforce Lightweight Title.