Fresh off his ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this past weekend, Jorge Masvidal is already being linked to other matchups. After UFC President Dana White revealed that he had offered Demian Maia a fight with Masvidal, it didn’t take long for Masvidal to reveal that Maia turned the fight down:
“People are already turning fights down. Demian Maia didn’t want this. They offered him the fight, and he didn’t want it. I guess he wants to sit out. So I want to fight these top-10 dudes. Give me the toughest dudes you’ve got.”
When asked who else he would like to fight, Masvidal was quick to go at a top ranked welterweight who wants to fight him:
“I’LL TELL WHO YOU I DON’T LIKE, BECAUSE WHEN I CALLED HIM OUT WITH SOME RESPECTFUL (EXPLETIVE), LIKE, HEY, YOUR OPPONENT FELL OUT AND I’M READY TO FIGHT, HE WAS A COWARD, SAYING I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND WHO THE (EXPLETIVE) AM I,” MASVIDAL SAID. “AND NOW, HE’S DYING TO FIGHT ME – THAT LITTLE WIMP MAGNY.”
“IT’S NOT THAT HE TURNED ME DOWN – IT WAS THE WAY HE SAID IT,” MASVIDAL SAID. “ACTING LIKE HE DIDN’T KNOW WHO I WAS, AND NOW HE KNOWS WHO I AM? GET THE (EXPLETIVE) OUT OF HERE.”
While Masvidal is riding an impressive 3-fight win streak that most recently saw him KO Donald Cerrone at ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ last weekend, Magny is coming off an impressive UFC 200 win over former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks that saw him return to the win column after a TKO loss to Lorenz Larkin at UFC 202 snapped his 3-fight win streak.
Only time will tell if these two will end up stepping in the Octagon together.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/2/2017.