Jorge Masvidal Says He Could Last “The Whole Night” Fighting Floyd Mayweather
The challenge comes right after the deal Floyd made with Dana White in LA.
As you’ve probably heard already, Floyd ‘money’ Mayweather is throwing back on his boxing gloves in 2020 after making a massive deal at a Los Angeles Clippers game. But when it comes to his opponent, up-and-coming star Jorge Masvidal wants a crack at the world champion.
However, UFC president Dana White recently said that Conor McGregor is the likely candidate to hop into the ring with Masvidal.
According to Jorge’s interview with TMZ regarding a possible matchup with Mayweather, Masvidal said, “I’mma be in there with bad intentions trying to hurt him. I’m a well-conditioned athlete that’s not gonna fade. I’m not gonna fade in the eighth or ninth round. I’m gonna be there for the whole night.”
But his comments didn’t stop there. He went straight to Mayweather’s team himself.
When addressing the CEO of 'The Money Team' directly, Masvidal mentioned how he’s standing by if Mayweather wants another challenge. “If you’re looking for a fight, I’m right here,” Masvidal added.
As the popularity of Masvidal has quickly grown, he wants to take the UFC world by storm with a matchup against who he calls ‘The Best Ever.’
And sorry McGregor, but he even said that he’d take a ‘lottery ticket’ chance at fighting Floyd over Conor.
Jorge Masvidal is arguably the most famous fighter of 2019 thanks to his monumental victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 244.
But as competitiveness grows fierce in these fighters, Jorge wants a shot at the best to ever step into the ring. And Masvidal says he’s got what it takes to go the distance.
But while taking shots is in the nature of the beast, Jorge did actually give Mayweather some compliments in his comments.
He repeatedly explained how he could never discredit Mayweather for all of his remarkable career feats. He also added, “I grew up watching the guy. He’s a hell of a star.”
Mayweather and Dana White actually justlast week at a Los Angeles Clippers game. A fight is set for September 2020, and Floyd also hopes to book another fight for his comeback year. As for the opponents, that is yet to be determined.
Masvidal said that he plans to try retirement himself in the next three years, but also claims that won’t happen without a UFC belt under his wing.
So as Mayweather is awakening from retirement to fight another day, Masvidal’s goal is to “turn his lights off…it’s me, man.”
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