‘Kayla Thinks She’s a Team Captain’- Jorge Masvidal Trolls PFL Women’s Fighter Kayla Harrison

Published 10/20/2021, 3:14 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal of the United States fights against Nate Diaz (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal is infamous for trash-talking. Recently, ‘Gamebred’ took a shot at the PFL women’s fighter and teammate, Kayla Harrison, in an interview. However, it wasn’t anything serious. The welterweight fighter was just pulling her leg because she was calling herself the captain of the team at The American Top Team gym.

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Recently, ‘Gamebred’ appeared in the latest episode of MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. He talked about the next fight, future moves, and other important things.

While talking about Harrison, Masvidal jokingly said, “Oh, you talking about the Judo girl, yeah, yeah I know her. No, man, I love that girl, you crazy. I just gotta troll her man. She thinks she is a team captain. Obviously, she’s not. I love them both. I have known Amanda obviously longer and they are both freaking amazing.”

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He added, “But the thing is though, Kayla thinks she’s a team captain, that doesn’t sit well with me. I’m not the official team captain, you know, there are like a lot of factors. I’ll just tell you this much. Let me clarify this here on the ultimate MMA show. She’s not team captain. I’m like the person that could have signed the team captain. I have that kind of power at American Top Team. And once again I’ll repeat, she’s not the team captain. She’s freaking amazing at fighting and, for the most part, I’m scared of her. You know, that’s why I can act wild now over the phone.”

Masvidal was having a good time taking a dig at his teammate. However, this won’t be the same case when he returns to the octagon to take on one of his rivals in the promotion.

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What is next for Jorge Masvidal?

Gamebred’ is one of the most prominent names in the UFC. Considering his professional fighting record 35-15, he is one of the best fighters in the welterweight division of UFC. However, he has faced two devastating losses in both the title fights against Kamaru Usman, and he took a hiatus from fighting after his losses.

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However, he soon announced his return and was asking for an opponent to clash with inside the octagon.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal battles Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

Unfortunately, other fighters from the roster were already booked. Hence, considering the bad blood between Masvidal and the fellow welterweight Leon Edwards, the promotion set up a non-title welterweight bout after both the parties agreed.

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Now both the welterweights will clash inside the octagon at UFC 269. The pay-per-view will also feature two title bouts and is expected to be one of the biggest events this year.

What do you think about what Masvidal had to say? Who do you think will win the fight? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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