Wrongful Wife Accusations on Jorge Masvidal Exposed by UFC Lightweight as Nothing but ‘WWE Heel’ Drama by the ‘Other Guy’

Published 05/23/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

In combat sports, trash-talking has become very important to sell fights. Often, we see two fighters constantly taking a shot at each other in press conferences or through social media. While fans find it enjoyable, sometimes the trash talk is directed towards the family of a particular fighter. That’s when many fans feel the line has been crossed. Recently, Terrence McKinney shared his thoughts on the same.

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Taking to his Twitter account, McKinney said, “If I want a fight I’ll make it happen without bringin someone’s family into it.”

A fan on Twitter asked McKinney, “Is this in reference to @GamebredFighter siding up in someone’s DM’s?”

Terrence McKinney replied to the user’s question. He said, “It’s a reaction to fighters needing to play some kind of WWE heel to get attention and call out other fighters and use their families to get a dramatic reaction. We know Jorge didn’t do that shit, so it looks foolish on the other guys part.”

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While Terrence McKinney has raised this issue, this is not the first time where family has been dragged into trash talking. There have been multiple such instances.

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There has often been a notion that trash talking in Mixed Martial Arts is purely done to sell fights. Many fans believe that fighters such as Colby Covington, Conor McGregor, etc have incorporated the pro-wrestling style of talking.

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When Conor McGregor fought Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, many people felt McGregor crossed the line in the buildup to the fight. McGregor insulted Nurmagomedov’s father and even called him a coward. Even when ‘The Eagle’s’ father was sick, McGregor made some statements that were not well received.

‘The Notorious’ did the same at UFC 264, where he suffered a loss to Dustin Poirier. After the fight, he made derogatory statements against her in his octagon interview.

Similarly, when Jorge Masvidal fought Colby Covington, he accused the latter of speaking about his family. Later, ‘Gamebred’ attacked Covington outside a steakhouse in Miami for the same reason.

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While it seems as if there are no limits to a fighters trash-talking, many fans are of the opinion that a fighter should not cross a certain boundary while trash-talking their opponents. Comment down below and let us know your opinion on fighters incorporating trash talking to sell fights.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

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