Jorge Masvidal Talks About His $200,000 Bet


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.”

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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.

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