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Jorge Masvidal: Sh*t talk isn’t necessary ahead of UFC 244 bout with Nate Diaz

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If there’s one thing that’s absolutely true when it comes to Jorge Masvidal, it's that he keeps it 100 percent real when it’s time to throw down in, and out of the cage. He also doesn’t bite his tongue when it comes to the mic work.

But in all reality, “Gamebred” isn’t necessarily a “trash talker,” he just speaks his mind. While he isn’t like Colby Covington, who seems to be reading off a pre-written script, if you cross the verbal line with Jorge he’ll gladly offer some venom right back.

When it comes to his upcoming matchup against Nate Diaz, set to go down at UFC 244 on Nov. 2 in New York, Masvidal says the trash talk doesn't need to be present before, during or after the fight.

“Man he knows everything that there is to know about me,” Masvidal said during a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, per Fernando Quiles Jr. of MMA News. “Between men, between real men it just takes a glance. You just exchange that look and know, ‘bro it’s gonna be go time player,” he said.

“F*ck we’re going man.’ The engines are running, we’re going. And that’s the thing. I don’t have to go back-and-forth with that dude. [When I stand across from him] I go ‘man that dude is coming to turn my f*cking lights out.’ We don’t need to be f*cking talking sh*t.”

According to Jorge, most people who do the barking outside of the cage are usually the ones that don’t pack a big enough bite once it’s time to put up or shut up.

“In the case of a lot of other dudes, they just gotta talk it because they can’t bring it in a fight.”

The two men are scheduled to take part in a special pre-fight press conference to promote their upcoming Welterweight matchup on Thursday (Sept. 19, 2019) in New York City alongside UFC president Dana White.

But if you’re expecting a Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz-like — or Conor McGregor vs anybody, really — back-and-forth presser, you will probably be disappointed.

Just ask this man.

That’s because the two men obviously have mutual respect for one another. Once the cage door slams closed behind them, however, it will be a whole different ball game because once Jorge takes his hands from behind his back and puts his fists up, he and Nate are going to give fight fans a show to see who the real “baddest motherfucker” is.

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 244 fight card this weekend RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN 2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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