As we all know, Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal is coming off the first KO loss of his UFC career. It happened at UFC 261 at the hands of Kamaru Usman, for a shot at the welterweight title in what was his 50th professional MMA fight.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani of ESPN MMA, just two days after the bout, Masvidal confirmed that he won’t be going away anytime soon. In fact, he hopes to earn his way back to Kamaru Usman for a third time, and finally get his hands on a UFC title.
“I definitely want to fight,” Masvidal said. “I definitely want to get back in there, get as many fights as it takes. I shouldn’t even mention his name, because he’s probably bored of beating me, right? I’d definitely like to run it with Usman, as crazy as that sounds. No time soon, right? Because I know I got to do these fights, pull off as many fights as it takes. But that’s what I’m going to do.”
“I’ll take some time off,” Masvidal continued. “Obviously this is my first KO [loss] ever, so my father and my coach want me to take my time with it, go slow. We’re going to figure some things out and then come right back. But then once I get back, you know, I’ll pull off a good amount of fights, wins, whatever, you know and do what I love to do which is compete in the sport of MMA. And then if God grants me the chance to go for that title one more time, I’m going to give it my all to finally get that damn belt.”
Furthermore, Masvidal says he will definitely fight this year and if it wasn’t for getting knocked out, he’d fight three or four times this year. He then went on to say that he would in fact entertain the idea of a fight with Nick Diaz, the brother of Nate who is looking to make a comeback.
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