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REPORTS: Jorge Masvidal Looking to Dominate a New Sport

REPORTS: Jorge Masvidal Looking to Dominate a New Sport

UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal is all set to enter a whole different world at the professional level. He will compete with the American Cornhole League champion, Cody Henderson.

Apparently, the cornhole matchup between the two has been in the offing for quite some time now. The two actually played cornhole at Superbowl Week, Radio Row. That is where the saga of the contention started.

The video recently resurfaced on social media upon the announcement of the fight. ‘Gamebred‘ replied, “I wasn’t warmed up.”

 

The event is receiving considerable traction on social media. Moreover, it looks like the BMF is taking this match quite seriously. Replying to Ariel Helwani’s announcement of the news, Jorge said,

“The only way I get stopped is if foot stomps are legal.”

Well, foot stomps certainly are a fresh sign of unhappiness in Masvidal’s mind. After all, it hasn’t been long since he fought Kamary Usman or the title, wherein the latter used a lot of foot stomps. Therefore, Masvidal seems to be all game for the upcoming competition.

Jorge Masvidal

However, his opponent is no layman. In fact, Cody Henderson was the Cornhole Player of the Year in 2018 and is widely regarded as one of the best. Moreover, he too is looking forward to showing Masvidal who the boss of Cornhole is.

Jorge Masvidal vs Cody Henderson- Rules, Date, Time, and all you need to know

The match will take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. ESPN 2 will air it at 8:00 PM EST as a special event, a part of the Pit Boss Man and Woman shoutouts.

It will be a grudge match that will have a lasting limit of 5 rounds. Any player who reaches 21 points by the end of the fifth round will emerge the victor. If neither of the players is able to do so, the decision will go to the judges’ scorecards.

But here’s the crux. Masvidal will be spotted 15 points at the beginning itself. It does seem fair to provide a little advantage to a person going up against a professional in the pit.

Do you think Masvidal will be able to capitalize on his advantage? Lets us know in the comments section!

Source: Ariel Helwani on Twitter, Jorge Masvidal on Twitter, Cody Henderson on Twitter

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