Jorge Masvidal, UFC 239

Jorge Masvidal is in training camp; awaiting the official date of his next fight

It appears that Jorge Masvidal has himself a fight and that he’s already in training camp. This news comes from his manager Abraham Kawa, who appeared on MMA Junkie Radio to discuss his clients future.

Kawa would not reveal who Masvidal (35-13) is fighting, but did confirm that his Masvidal is in training training camp and is waiting for an official date for his upcoming fight.

“He definitely wants to fight somebody,” Kawa told MMA Junkie Radio. “That person, we’re all going to find out shortly.

“I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say Jorge has been a man of his word since I’ve known him; he’s never lied or said something, then something else happened. He’s not that kind of guy. When he says, ‘This is what I want, this is what I want to do,’ that’s what happens. He gave somebody his word, so we’ll see. I can’t say too much now, but it’s going to be fun.”

“Jorge’s in camp, he’s training, he’s ready to rock and roll, so we’re looking forward to fight.  Whether it’s in July or a little bit later, that’ll be fine, too, but he’s absolutely ready to rock and roll.”

Earlier this year, it appeared Masvidal was on a collision course to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship. However, UFC president Dana White has recently said that Masvidal’s next opponent may not be Usman. Kawa wouldn’t say if the opponent is Usman, but did say that the BMF champ is in control of what happens within the division.

“Jorge has the one title, the one thing that nobody else has,” Kawa said. “I don’t care if you’re Conor (McGregor), if you’re Henry (Cejduo), if you’re Usman, it does not matter who you are. Nobody has that belt; that belt belongs to Jorge. He just so happens to be at 170 pounds, so if you want to fight him, I think you’ve got to come to the table with something other than ‘I’ve got this.’

“The truth is, if Jorge tomorrow wanted to drop to 155 pounds and challenge the titleholder there, he has that ability. He’s technically a champion. At 170, he can challenge the current champion. It’s really up to Jorge. I believe the division goes as Jorge goes. I don’t think anybody is clamoring to see a rematch with Usman and anybody, or Usman and the next guy. I think everybody is looking for Jorge vs. that guy.”

Prior to Kawa’s interview, Masvidal was spending time training with former Penn State wrestling star Bo Nickal, which many speculated that “Gamebred” was preparing for a wrestling heavy opponent in Usman. However, just a day ago, Masvidal and Nate Diaz were angling for a rematch of their BMF title fight at UFC 244 in November. Masvidal defeated Diaz after the doctor at octagon side stopped the fight at the end of the third-round due to a cut over Diaz’s eye.

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