‘Nobody Has as Many Losses or as Many Wins’ – Jorge Masvidal Delivers an Inspirational Speech About His Career and Fame

Published 03/20/2021, 5:19 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal of the United States is awarded the belt by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz 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 BMF titleholder, Jorge Masvidal, is one of the greatest fighters in the promotion. He last fought for the welterweight title against the current champion Kamaru Usman and lost his fight. However, the veteran knows how to come back from losses and is going to fight Usman again at UFC 261.

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In the Blue Collar American Dream Conference, he revealed that he used his losses as tools for growth. Furthermore, he talked about his mindset during his fights and said, “I know that I have so many hours of repetition on these certain techniques that it’s going to be instinctive, and when I get in there, all I have to do is pull the trigger. I have to give it 100 percent of myself. I can’t let the fear of missing stop me from playing the game.

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He was addressing a lot of businessmen and asked them the age-old question, “Should I take this risk?” Here Masvidal used his UFC losses in an analogy and said, “You might not be willing to reinvest in yourself or a business because you lost on your other business. It’s like when we take a loss, I got a lot of losses for my record, for the amount of money and fame that I’ve acquired.”

However, Masvidal has figured out the answer about his risk-taking, and he talked about how his losses and wins have skyrocketed him to the throne. “Nobody has as many losses as me or as many wins as me in my current division,” he added.

Jorge Masvidal talks about the risk in his fight against Darren Till

‘Gamebred’s rise to the top began when he beat Darren Till in 2019. He commented on the risk of fighting a fighter in his home country. The fighter said, “It’s because I’ve taken those risks. I’ve gone and fought the most dangerous guys in their country, knowing that the judges are going to be from England, fighting a guy from England. I did that.

That was one of the most impressive victories of the ‘Game Bred Fighter‘s UFC career. He knocked ‘The Gorilla’ out in the second round of the fight after the judges gave Till the first round. But Masvidal didn’t let the fear of missing stop him from playing the game. Instead, he rose to the occasion and took his chance.

Jorge Masvidal knocks out home favorite Darren Till in the second round at UFC Fight Night 147 at the London O2 Arena, Greenwich, on Saturday 16th March 2019. (Photo by Pat Scaasi/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It wasn’t the smartest idea, but if you’re a bad mother f****, that’s what you do,” he concluded. Masvidal is known to be one of the most intelligent fighters in the UFC, and his talk here was a reflection of his intellect.

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The crowd in attendance must be feeling motivated, like any normal person would, after hearing one of the greatest athletes acknowledge his losses like that. Hence, the fighter showed the world once more that he is the completed package.

Do you think Masvidal’s risk will pay off against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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