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The Jorge Masvidal Discussion Thread

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So I figured ol' Poundshop Tony Montana has finally reached that rare airspace in the sport that sees him worthy of his very own thread on the UKFF.

First off, who's next for him? Who do you want to see him face, and who do you think he'll face?

For me, i'd like to see him face Leon Edwards next. It looks like we're getting Usman vs Burns, and I wouldn't mind seeing Covington face Woodley next for his return from a loss. which leaves Edwards and Masvidal to settle their ridiculous backstage "beef" in the cage.

A win for Edwards puts him back in the spotlight, and a win for Masvidal throws him back into the mix.

Unfortunately, I think he'd knock the Edwards fight back. He clearly buys into his star power, which is ironic, because he's a guy who always used to say that he didn't buy into all that shite, and he was critical of fighters who carefully chose their opponents and tried to avoid certain "unfashionable" fighters.

I guess that's easy to do when you're one of the unfashionable fighters, but now that he's the Cuban McGregor he's changed his tune.

I think he'll end up facing McG or Nate again. At welterweight he's far too big and powerful for Diaz. McG would be an interesting fight if only to see two top level strikers duke it out.

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3 hours ago, David said:

For me, i'd like to see him face Leon Edwards next. It looks like we're getting Usman vs Burns, and I wouldn't mind seeing Covington face Woodley next for his return from a loss. which leaves Edwards and Masvidal to settle their ridiculous backstage "beef" in the cage.

I agree with this, but I don't think they'll do it (nor will Masvidal as you point out), because Edwards is definitely in the "who? why?" category these days. I feel like their backstage beef was ages ago and unfortunately for Edwards he's vanished within the UFC world while Masvidal has been given the spotlight. Nate Diaz/Karo Parisyan feels like more of a relevant beef than Edwards/Masvidal.

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I think personally the rise of jorge has been fantastic to watch, it feels like the birth of a new Conor like superstar and i can't say enough how much that excites me in the sport i love so much. 

 

I think next it should be either Nate or the Conor fight Dana knows that is the mega bucks fight right now and i believe he will offer a truckload of cash to both men to make it happen.

I don't think the Edwards fight would benefit masvidal right now, it's way more beneficial for Edwards 

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37 minutes ago, neil said:

I agree with this, but I don't think they'll do it (nor will Masvidal as you point out), because Edwards is definitely in the "who? why?" category these days.

Leaves the question of what to do with a guy in Edwards who's on an eight-fight streak and who's last loss was to Usman nearly five years ago. Edwards is ranked 3rd in the division, with only Covington and Burns above him.

Outside of Masvidal I don't know what else there is for him? Woodley is on a slide and doesn't deserve someone on the up, and Covington is probably going to knock back Edwards for the same reasons Masvidal would.

6 minutes ago, Kfogg1991 said:

I don't think the Edwards fight would benefit masvidal right now, it's way more beneficial for Edwards

If Masvidal is being serious in actually wanting another title shot he'll have to go through a top contender at some point. That means Covington, Burns or Edwards. 

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It depends on if he wants to attempt to be the best or just wants to boost his bank balance/taking easier fights. If it's to fight the best and try to get another shot at the belt, you go through Edwards and another top contender, if it's for the cash/easier fighters to face, you go down the Diaz and McGregor route. 

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I know Masvidal said he only wants Usman outside of that surely the biggest fight would be Nurmagomedov if he returns 

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Just now, SBD said:

I know Masvidal said he only wants Usman outside of that surely the biggest fight would be Nurmagomedov if he returns 

I'm sure Masvidal said he's not keen on the cut to 155lbs at this stage in his career. It's been a good five years since he moved up.

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40 minutes ago, David said:

Leaves the question of what to do with a guy in Edwards who's on an eight-fight streak and who's last loss was to Usman nearly five years ago. Edwards is ranked 3rd in the division, with only Covington and Burns above him.

Yeah it really is criminal. The timing obviously was awful for his match against Woodley, but I'm not aware of why it turned into Woodley vs Burns back in May.

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5 minutes ago, neil said:

Yeah it really is criminal. The timing obviously was awful for his match against Woodley, but I'm not aware of why it turned into Woodley vs Burns back in May.

Think it was because the event was scrapped in London, and then re-arranged for the US when Edwards couldn't get into the country due to the pandemic. I could be wrong though, there was a lot going on back then with fights being cancelled and re-arranged.

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Yeah I’m fairly sure that’s what it was Dave. That and Woodley still wanted to fight and because Burns is always up for jumping in and had been going back and forth with Woodley anyway on Twitter, it was the obvious choice. 

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Depends if the UFC match Conor with the winner of Khabib/Gaethje.

If not, then Masvidal will probably fight McGregor next. 

If so, then we will probably get Diaz vs Masvidal 2 - a fight I would have very little interest in. 

 

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Just now, jimufctna24 said:

If so, then we will probably get Diaz vs Masvidal 2 - a fight I would have very little interest in. 

Could be worse, could be Masvidal vs perennial top 20 fighter Anderson Silva.

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I see Tony was interviewed on politics and current affairs. Not usually a good idea really. Some of his nuggets of info:

On Trump:

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"The lowest unemployment for Latin and Black people, that gives us dignity. That gives my community dignity. People are working and making more money. The pay gaps that have happened in the middle class are nice, are good. It’s numbers, it’s facts. He’s actually helping out my people. And I’m supposed to not give credit for that?"

Laying it out for transgenders and minorities:

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"It’s just crazy that society now is telling you if you’re a Biden fan, well then you’re Antifa or you’re something crazy, and if you’re Trump, you hate transgenders, you hate everything. Basically if you’re a Trump fan, you hate everything. And it’s crazy what society is coming out to.”

On illegal immigration:

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"I think illegal immigrants should be treated with respect and dignity, but there has to be rules. It is a country of laws. My mom had to get permission to come here. My dad eventually got permission from the government when he touched ground here. Everybody has to follow laws. So in that regard, I think some things should change, but I’m not a politician. I can’t say what has to change. But every man, woman and child should be treated with dignity when they come to this country. Be told, ‘Hey, you can’t get in here, you got in illegally,’ or whatever it is that happens. But during that process there should be a lot of dignity, because every human deserves that whether they come from Haiti, they come from Mexico, so if there’s problems in that regard, yeah, they need to change overnight.”

On socialism and capitalism:

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"Bernie Sanders is a socialist. I mean, at least from what I hear, that’s like straight-up socialism. And that’s not what this country is. Everybody that left their country and came here to be part of this thing, came here for what? Capitalism.

So I always listen to my elders. I get as much info from them. And what I hear from people that actually lived it – because it’s one thing to hear about it, read about it, see it on YouTube – my father actually lived it. My uncles and aunts actually lived it. This is something I’ve been hearing since about the age of 7 years old: in one way or another, being politically charged to stand up against communism at all costs. And I say that a hundred percent in my heart: Give me death, or give me freedom. And if you don’t believe it like me, then you’re the problem with society. That’s the honest truth. If you don’t want freedom, and you want to take other people’s freedom away, you’re what’s wrong with society.”

On police brutality:

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"Do I agree that there needs to be a policing of the policing? Hell yeah. And I feel that cops needs to be held accountable for their actions. If somebody’s running away, and he poses no threat, no matter what the color of that person is, you can’t take their life away. What are we talking about? How you gonna take this man’s life away that was running away.

I agree there’s a huge problem there, but Trump didn’t do that. This is happening in democrat cities with democrat governors. How is that Trump’s fault? He’s the one that pulled the trigger? That’s what I’m saying. That’s what they did in Cuba, as well, to divide the people. They’re trying to blame it all on race when this is a problem that can be addressed, that can be fixed.”

On using Twitter hashtags to promote QAnon, a far-right conspiracy website:

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“Do I agree with everything that’s on this website? No. And why I did that was just to spark talk.

I’m not saying trust these people or nothing. I’m just saying go and do the research. Just like I do on a daily basis when my day’s done, and I want to see where is this world headed to, I dig on my own. I’ll read a book, talk to friends, I’ll research online. I just don’t take your word for it. Your word is not the one-all-come-all. Your word, and that goes for everybody’s word. I’m gonna go out there and research this stuff, and some things I’ve seen on there are crazy as hell, and some things I’ve see on there are just to provoke thought."

On being skeptical about COVID-19:

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“Not everything you can believe in the media. Right before coronavirus officially hit, I was on the way to Australia. I got on the (World Health Organization website) to check what’s going on. This organization is getting, literally, billions of dollars, and at this time, this is like a week before they declared it a pandemic, they were saying it wasn’t a pandemic. It was safe to travel, and it was even safe to travel to Australia. Shortly when I got back, there were thousands of cases of corona in Australia. So how you gonna tell me to believe anything blind? I’m gonna just constantly be diligent, just like I am about fighting. I treat the news that I’m gonna inhale, as well, I’m gonna be diligent about it. Why am I gonna be lazy with my own future? I went to the WHO, I went to numerous other places, and they said, ‘No, this is not a pandemic. It’s OK to travel to these places.’ Literally a week later when I got back, the whole world shut down. They were saying all this other crazy stuff about a mask doesn’t do anything, then a mask does do (something). Now all of a sudden we’re supposed to believe that corona’s killing everybody in Florida. That’s a lie. The death rates are dropping.

“(American Top Team coach) Mike Brown had gone through a series of tests to get up to that point (of testing positive before UFC 251). He didn’t see nobody else different other than his girlfriend that’s a nurse that gets tested regularly that was negative the whole time, saw my group, and my group has been quarantined. I just did about seven tests just to be able to land on the island in (Abu Dhabi), and then like two more tests to get to the actual fight. Mike Brown gave one negative and one positive. Maybe these tests are not as accurate as we think, is another thing. … If you want to just believe everything, that’s on you. But I’m not that person.”

 

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