Jorge Masvidal willing to put the BMF title on the line for ‘collateral’
When Jorge Masvidal fought Nate Diaz at UFC 244 for the BMF title it was supposed to be a one-time thing. Yet, that may no longer be the case.
More and more fighters have been interested in fighting for the belt including Conor McGregor. But, according to Jorge Masvidal, if anyone wants to fight for the BMF title they have to put something on the line too, like never doing interviews again.
“You guys know I’m a gambling man,” Masvidal said (via MMA Fighting). “If somebody wants this one right here, you’ve got to put something up worth collateral. Something that makes me go, ‘Yeah, that makes it worth me putting this up.’ I’m not just gonna put this up for somebody to win and me to not win nothing after I baptize them. You’ve got to give me something if I end your ass.
“It can be financial, it can be many things. Maybe certain individuals don’t even get to speak or do an interview if I whoop their ass the right way, s*it like that. I work for the community, so I know for a lot us certain people shouldn’t be talking no more.”
One possible opponent that makes sense is Colby Covington as the former friends are now rivals. But, “Gamebred” makes it clear he is not interested in that bout.
“It’s not on my radar,” Masvidal said of Covington. “He got his jaw broken by the guy that I’m about to baptize. So after I’m done with [Kamaru] Usman, the world will see the vast – we’re not on the same playing field with the skill level. We haven’t been since we were in the gym as kids, and we’re not definitely now. But the only way I can show that is when I get my hands on Usman. So I’ll just wait until that day comes.”
If the BMF title gets defended it seems likely it will be Jorge Masvidal vs. Conor McGregor.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime