After making a successful Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against Tim Means at UFC on FOX 7 last April, Jorge Masvidal looks to keep his rhythm going in his sophomore effort inside the Octagon, as he battles Michael Chiesa this weekend (July 27, 2013) at UFC on FOX 8.
Because aside from the push-the-pace action that "Gamebred" has to offer, he isn't scared to get hit in the face to get a few licks in of his own, unlike a lot of these other "make believe" mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters.
It's that toughness that separates Jorge from all of the "Myspace" fighters, as he recently proclaimed to UFC.com:
"I want to show these make believe fighters, these Myspace fighters, these Facebook fighters that there are some real fighters out here. There are some fighters who are scared about getting punched in the face. I'm not scared of getting punched in the face or getting tired in a fight. I like fighting. I'm not saying I like getting hit, but I sure don't mind it. I'm going to show Michael Chiesa what time it is. He's going to have to fight me. I saw one of his fights and I don't know if he's ready for all of this."
Winner of four of his last five bouts with his sole loss coming to former Strikeforce 155-pound champion Gilbert Melendez, Masvidal may not have the biggest name in the stacked UFC lightweight division, but he's determined to climb the ranks.
One win over an "overhyped" fighter at a time.
And according to "Gambred," fight fans are going to be in for a treat in "The Emerald City," because he's in the best fighting shape of his career thanks to small gap in between fights, which is something he's grateful to have now that he's fighting under the UFC banner.
For Masvidal, it doesn't matter if he's facing a top 10 fighter or an up-and-comer, he's just happy he's "kicking people's ass" for a living and he's determined to do just that to the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner in Seattle.
Can he get it done?