‘He Dresses Like Tony Montana’- Joe Rogan Impressed With Jorge Masvidal’s Flair

Published 04/24/2021, 11:45 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Jorge Masvidal is one of the most flamboyant fighters in the UFC right now. While he is a long-time veteran of the sport, Masvidal found his own niche in the UFC recently. It happened after he started embracing everything that he had hidden in order to keep his focus on fighting.

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He started bringing the same intensity he had in backyard brawls into the cage and saw immediate success. However, just as quickly, Masvidal started living that life in front of the cameras. This was evident in his numerous interactions with fighters like Leon Edwards, which birthed the infamous ‘three-piece and a soda’ comment.

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Joe Rogan in particular absolutely loves the new Masvidal. He spoke about his dressing style, referencing the white suit Masvidal has worn to press conference, making him look like Tony Montana from Scarface, Along with that, Rogan shared a story of what Masvidal had to say when asked about Ben Askren taking them down ahead of their fight in 2019.

“He dresses like Tony Montana. One of my favorite moments on the podcast was when I asked him, ‘can Ben Askren get a hold of you?’ He said, ‘he can get a hold of these n*ts’.”

Jorge Masvidal: Embracing reality and earning success

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Darren Till of England in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at The O2 Arena on March 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jorge Masvidal became who he is in front of the public and became the biggest thing in the UFC. Masvidal emerged when nobody knew if Conor McGregor would return to the sport, which meant that there was a demand for a new high-profile fighter to get them buys. It happens with Masvidal KOing opponents like Darren Till and Ben Askren,

Along with those impressive performances in the cage, Masvidal lives the life he advertises. He has a genuine street0fighting background and is as honest as he can be. That persona rubs off very well in the public and he has become a fan favorite.

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Masvidal is going to start his own bare-knuckle fighting MMA promotion, so he has earned a lot of money since becoming the character he is. It’s a good thing that it isn’t just a character, but who Masvidal is as a person.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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