“I Gotta Lose That Weight”- Jorge Masvidal Reveals Huge Weight Drop Ahead of Fight

July 7, 2020 3:01 pm

Jorge Masvidal has accepted the UFC 251 Welterweight title fight and saved the PPV’s main event. He stepped in at just above a week’s notice to replace Gilbert Burns. The Brazilian did not get clearance to board the plane after a positive coronavirus test. Now, as ‘Gamebred’ will be part of a championship fight he needs the scale to show 170 on Friday night to have a chance at claiming the belt.  

In a chat on ESPN First Take with Stephen A. Smith and Dominique Foxworth, Masvidal spoke about the UFC pay debate. Furthermore, he revealed his plans for Kamaru Usman at Fight Island. Finally, he reiterated the fact that he has to undergo a monstrous weight cut by Friday.  

Jorge Masvidal reveals exactly how many pounds he has to cut

‘Gamebred’ said, “Yea I got 20 pounds to go. I’m taking the fight on 6 days notice.” 

He opines that this is not something he is unfamiliar with as a fighter. As per Masvidal, being a fighter means he has to compete and bring back the gold. However, the 20 pounds flummoxed Smith who clarified with the Welterweight fighter if he was talking about gaining or losing the pounds. Masvidal said, “Losing, losing. So when we finally made the deal…..”

Here, Smith was shocked as he exclaimed, “You gotta lose 20 pounds in 6 days?” Masvidal responded, “Yes sir when they made the fight official I was a 191 pounds. So Friday, I gotta lose that weight.”

On hearing this, Smith had a stunned look on his face whilst Foxworth had an expression that felt like awe. The former quizzed the BMF champ if he is worried about making such an alarming weight drop in such little time.  

In response, the 48-fight veteran said, “You should be worried if God wasn’t on my side. If I was just like a regular Joe you should be worried. But I’ve been doing this for a long time it won’t be the first time I have to cut a crazy amount of weight at short notice and like I said. God has my back I got no worries.”

Jorge Masvidal is certainly upbeat ahead of getting money closer to his demands and having a shot at the title. What do you make of his confidence regarding the brutal weight cut process he has to put himself through? 

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Reubyn Coutinho

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 St. 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. He has also had candid chats with the sport's rising stars like Marcus Almeida and Sage Northcutt. Before moving to the editorial team, Reubyn primarily covered UFC and was on the desk for events such as UFC 249, UFC 251, and Daniel Cormier's retirement bout at UFC 252. As someone proficient across the board, he has also written for the F1, NBA, Boxing, and NFL divisions. Away from his professional pursuits, Reubyn is a film aficionado and loves engaging in discussions about movies.

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