From fighting on the street of Miami to fighting on the main event of Madison Square Garden, Jorge Masvidal has come a long way in his career.Through out the 47 fights, he has fought some of the elite fighters that this sport had to offer. Stephen Thompson, Darren Till, Benson Henderson are a few of the names the Gamebred has crossed path with in his career. However, none of those fighters were able to install fear in Masvidal but one.
Jorge Masvidal talked about the only time he was scared to fight and it was against Yves Edwards. Jorge Masvidal fought Yves Edwards back in 2007 under Bodog fight promotion. “The only fight that I have been scared going into. This was such a milestone in my career like when I would go back I think about this moment propelling me to the next and that’s because tremendous amount of respect I had for this individual, and that’s Yves Edwards.” said the Gamebred.
Yves Edwards had a total of 64 professional fights with 42 wins under his belt, something that is not easy to achieve. With 17 knockouts in his entire career, Edwards was always known as a knock out artist. His head kick knockout against Josh Thompson is still one of the most vicious knockouts in the sport of MMA. Hence it’s understandable why Masvidal had some concerns going into that fight.
“I was nervous going into the fight. I was scared, all the guys that I have fought in my career that was the guy who was giving me the butterflies. I have seen what he done to people, he is a vicious individual and he was like very bad style for me in many ways. I trained myself like a mad man at the time, I just kept running myself in to the ground cause I did not want to get my face to get rearranged by this individual.” said Masvidal.
Jorge Masvidal won the fight against Edwards via knock out with a head kick, but it seems he still has tremendous respect for Edwards. Praising Yves Edwards and how that fight changes the course of his career, Masvidal said:
“The win or loss did not matter. But what matters is how hard I had to push myself in that camp to fight this individual. How much preparation, how much dedication and how much discipline that I did not know I had inside of me until I had the right opponent facing in front of me that I know if I made a mistake it could be good night.”