ON THIS DAY: Jorge Masvidal Marked His Comeback With an Insane Knockout

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March 18, 2020 12:06 am

Jorge Masvidal started the year 2017 with a win over Donald Cerrone. But it didn’t go on to be as good for him. He would go on to fight two more fights that year and lose both of them. The latter of which he looked completely off guard.

In 2018, Masvidal did not participate in any major fights. It was in March 2019 that he made his return with a headline fight against Darren Till at the UFC Fight Night 147. Masvidal was going into his first fight after 16 months. He hadn’t won a fight for over 2 years. Very few gave him a chance against Darren Till, who had won his last two fights.

The few who gave him a chance might also have lost hope when Masvidal dropped the first round.  But he came back strongly in the second round and knocked his opponent out after three minutes.

The win marked a strong comeback for Masvidal, who would go on to win two more fights in 2019- against Ben Askren and Nate Diaz.

Jorge Masvidal confident of beating anybody

On a three-fight winning streak, Masvidal now wants to win more fights.

UFC President Dana White is looking to set up Masvidal against Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. After that, he might consider moving to the lightweight category to set himself up against the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Masvidal said that he would consider making a move if it is worth it.

“The money is gonna talk man,” he said recently in a video on his YouTube channel. “155(pounds) is such a battle. Once I’m at around 172-173 pounds I’m at around 5% body fat already, 6% body fat. I don’t have a lot of room to play with and still get to 155. It’s a lot of water.”

Currently weighing in at 170 lbs, dropping down by 15-20 lbs will not be an easy job. But Masvidal believes that he is ready to make the change and beat anybody if he is rewarded well.

“At 155 it’d be a little different. But that’s not to say that I couldn’t win and that I couldn’t make the weight. I would just have to be rewarded so m***********g handsomely for me to drop down to 155 and compete with anybody. I would love to do it,” he said,

 

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