Jorge Masvidal picked up the biggest wins of his combat sports career this past weekend (Sat., March 16, 2019), knocking out former Welterweight title contender, Darren Till, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 147 in London, England (highlights). Afterward, “Gamebred” was involved in a scuffle with Leon Edwards backstage after “Rocky” interrupted his post-fight interview on ESPN to call him out for a scrap. And much to the chagrin of Masvidal, his “three piece and soda” serving to Edwards has overshadowed his win given the amount of views it has garnered online.
“They keep bringing that up. I’m even offended that it gets brought up right now. But, whatever, that’s what the clickbait lives for and I gave it to them,” Masvidal said on a recent edition of The Ariel Helwani MMA Show. “It’s just stupid, it’s something that happened. I wish in some way I could control myself, but I can’t let someone disrespect me. This guy has been attacking me on social media, talking crap all of the time,” Masvidal added.
Still, Masvidal says he wouldn’t take back his actions, as he was simply responding and reacting to an aggressive man who has been egging him on now for quite some time. And hijacking his interview on “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
“It’s not that I wish I didn’t do it, I just wish it wouldn’t get more attention than what I actually love to do, which is fight, you know? I got upset because I’m just tired of this individual disrespecting me already. Then he goes in on my interview and does this. Enough,” he said.
“I’m sure he’s going to come back with a million corny quotes, but just stop, bro, nobody is buying into your act. You are disrespectful, you go up in my interview, I’m not talking about this guy, not even mentioning him in any shape or form. But, this moron tries to come in on my interview and punk me, and I am not going to let that happen.
“And now it pisses me off that it gets more attention than the Till fight when he doesn’t deserve a click,” Masvidal added. “He doesn’t deserve a view, anything. I know they love the drama, but it’s taking away from my performance. So if you are my fan, speak about my performance fighting No. 3 in the world, not some dude that nobody knows backstage. Who is that guy? I’m making this dude famous. We spent 70-percent of my interview talking about some bum,” Masvidal said, who jokingly threatened to cut his interview short if Leon's name kept coming up.
As far as what he wants to do following his $100,000-bonus winning performance, “Gamebred” wants a title shot or the next best man in the division. We have our thoughts as to who it could be (read them here), care to offer yours?
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