“It’s Crazy”- Jorge Masvidal Shares His Take on Dana White’s Fight Island

Published 04/10/2020, 8:08 AM EDT


The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted sports events all over the world. UFC fighters are training alone in an attempt to stay fit in case Dana White calls them for a match at the “Fight Island.” The BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal had a chat with BT Sport’s Adam Catterall and spoke at length on a variety of topics. 

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Jorge Masvidal likens Fight Island to ‘Enter the Dragon’ 

Masvidal was asked for his take on UFC potentially securing a Fight Island for private fights. 

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“Its crazy man sounds like a Bruce Lee movie, like Enter the Dragon or something. Like you’re gonna go to this undisclosed location, fight numerous fighters and all of this craziness. I love it, man,” said Gamebred.

‘Enter the Dragon’ is a 1973 martial arts film that features fighters coming from all over the world to participate in a martial arts tournament held on a private island. The similarities between White’s propositions and the film are striking. The only difference between the movie and Dana White’s ambitions is that the film only features Karate and Kung-fu whereas the UFC will be mixed martial arts fought in an Octagon. 

Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239

Masvidal praised everyone fighting at UFC 249. Unfortunately, the event is postponed after high-level executives at Disney’s ESPN asked Dana White to stand down. Following the cancelation, the UFC President told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that his Fight Island will be set up in a month. 

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Could we see ‘Gamebred’ at any of the Fight Island events? The BMF certainly seems to be on board with the idea after terming it as “amazing.

The 3rd ranked welterweight is on a 3 fight win streak and he knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee in just 5 seconds in the second bout of the streak at UFC 239. ‘Gamebred’ has not entered the Octagon since beating Nate Diaz last November and winning the BMF Championship.

Welterweight’s Champion Kamaru Usman’s comments at a media day also indicate that he wants ‘Gamebred’ next. He says that only contractual things need to be worked through.

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Will this be one of the fights at UFC’s Fight Island in the next month?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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