Jorge Masvidal News

May 11, 2017 10:48 am

Jorge Masvidal stands up for Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva has been engaged in a very public dispute with his employers recently prior to the announcement that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre wasn’t going to happen. Silva called for the UFC to create an interim middleweight title for he and Yoel Romero to fight over while Bisping and St-Pierre...

May 11, 2017 7:37 am

Jorge Masvidal on Demian Maia: I think I’m better than him in MMA grappling

This weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, welterweight star Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in Demian Maia, a man widely considered the welterweight division’s number one contender. Maia’s strengths, of course, are no secret. The Brazilian is one of the best grapplers in MMA,...

May 10, 2017 1:31 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 32 // Gilbert Burns | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is multiple-time BJJ champion and UFC lightweight, Gilbert Burns. We catch up with Combat Club’s BJJ coach and preview his upcoming match against John Combs at SUG 4 this Sunday. You’ll hear an update on...

May 10, 2017 7:29 am

Jorge Masvidal promises to defeat Demian Maia with X-rated violence

This weekend, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, fan favorite welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in top contender Demian Maia. From the early vantage point, the winner of this fight looks like a shoo-in for the next shot at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Though...

May 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal expecting to be #1 contender with win over Demian Maia

#5 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal put together arguably one of the most impressive runs in 2016. After snapping a 2-fight skid by defeating Ross Pearson via unanimous decision. Following that, Masvidal picked up a controversial TKO win over Jake Ellenberger after ‘The Juggernaut’ got his big toe stuck in the cage wall. Most recently,...

May 3, 2017 10:13 am

Jorge Masvidal bashes “faker” Michael Bisping, says nobody listens to his podcast

Since he became the UFC middleweight champion with a shocking, first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping has generated quite a bit of controversy for chasing lucrative “money fights” over fights with the middleweight division’s top contenders. His taking fights with opponents like Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre has generated backlash from fighters like Yoel...

Apr 27, 2017 11:02 am

Jorge Masvidal still has $200,000 sitting aside for a bet with Dana White

“Dana White, bring me somebody that can beat me. I got $200K. You can’t find nobody that can beat me.” That is the challenge Jorge Masvidal threw out to UFC President Dana White during his post-fight Octagon interview following his big win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC on FOX 23 back in January. “I...

Mar 31, 2017 11:36 pm

Jorge Masvidal fires back at Michael Bisping for predicting he loses

The UFC’s welterweight division is certainly one of the most stacked divisions in the entire promotion. With no potential shortage of contenders for welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top ranked welterweights Jorge Masivdal and Demian Maia will square off in a highly anticipated showdown on May 11th at UFC 211. The winner will likely receive a...

Mar 30, 2017 12:04 pm

Jorge Masvidal: GSP’s success will depend on how he’s affected by USADA

Later this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre – that is, unless Bisping decides to give the title shot back to Yoel Romero, or fight Tyron Woodley instead. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given a title shot over...

Mar 30, 2017 6:28 am

Jorge Masvidal gives prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Demian Maia

Back in January, UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal scored a career-altering knockout win over the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This win sent the American Top Team staple rocketing up the UFC welterweight rankings. In the wake of this win, Masvidal quickly began calling for a fight with top welterweight contender Demian Maia. While Maia initially seemed reluctant...

Mar 29, 2017 3:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 26 // Heath Herring | Yancy Medeiros | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Heath Herring, Yancy Medieros, and Jorge Masvidal! 8:15PM ET-Kicking things off tonight we are joined by “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring. Following an eight-year hiatus from MMA, Heath returned to action in December under the RIZIN banner and is set to face Satoshi Ishii on...

Mar 1, 2017 5:56 am

Jorge Masvidal has a message for Dana White following UFC 211 booking

When Jorge Masvidal stepped onto the canvas with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January, he was counted out by a good portion of the fight game. Cowboy, after all, had scored violent finishes in his first four fights as a welterweight, and had a good deal of momentum on his side as a result. In the...

Feb 28, 2017 3:28 pm

Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 211

News broke Tuesday afternoon at Jorge Masvidal vs. Demian Maia would be taking place at UFC 211 in May. The news came after a period of uncertainty following reports earlier in the week that Masvidal and Maia would be fighting in Nashville in April according to MMAJunkie. No word on whether the fight will take...

Feb 26, 2017 3:33 pm

Demian Maia set to return in the main event of UFC Nashville against Jorge Masvidal

Top UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia has opted to take another fight instead of waiting for the winner of next weekend’s UFC 209 main event title fight between Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Combate, the submission specialist has agreed to square off with Jorge Masvidal in the...

Feb 26, 2017 5:24 am

Jorge Masvidal: UFC will keep GSP “as far away as they can from me”

Last month, a widely unheralded Jorge Masvidal shocked the world by ending the welterweight win-streak of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with a blistering, second-round knockout. With this win, Masvidal rocketed up the welterweight rankings, where battles with the division’s top fighters now await him. Unfortunately, Masvidal has had a very difficult time getting another fight booked....

Feb 23, 2017 10:40 am

Jorge Masvidal blasts Neil Magny for avoiding fight after “talking sh*t”

Ever since his thunderous, second round knockout of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone back in January, Jorge Masvidal has had a difficult time finding a willing opponent for his next fight – and that’s not for lack of trying. Over the last few weeks, the Cuban contender has made several callouts on social media in attempt to...

Feb 23, 2017 7:27 am

Jorge Masvidal discusses potential fight with Nick Diaz: I’d take it in a heartbeat

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Colorado, Jorge Masvidal dazzled with a second round knockout of the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. With this emphatic win, Masvidal catapulted himself up the welterweight rankings, where fights with the division’s top dogs now await. He has been mentioned as a possible...

Feb 23, 2017 5:38 am

Jorge Masvidal blasts entire welterweight division: your favorite fighter is probably a p*ssy!

Back in January, a largely unheralded Jorge Masvidal stepped onto the canvas with the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and delivered a blowout, knockout win. Given Cowboy’s reputation in the welterweight division, this emphatic win immediately looked like it could be a career-changer for Masvidal. Yet while it did earn him the number-five spot in the UFC...

Feb 22, 2017 2:27 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 21 // Elias Theodorou | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 9PM ET/6PM PT with “The Spartan” and “Game Bred”! 9:05PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is the only MMA fighter with hair good enough to land a shampoo sponsor, Elias Theodorou – @eliastheodorou. Coming off a decision victory over Cezar Ferreira in Halifax on Sunday, we will recap the fight...

Feb 22, 2017 7:51 am

Jorge Masvidal calls out Neil Magny, wants to “break his face”

Last month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Colorado, Jorge Masvidal scored a significant upset by knocking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone out with a series of second-round punches. In doing so, he ended the fan favorite’s four-fight win-streak, and established himself as a legitimate welterweight contender. Having emerged as a bona...

Feb 10, 2017 7:42 am

Jorge Masvidal: I’d take Conor McGregor’s head and leave his arms for Mayweather

Last month, in the main event of the UFC’s most recent trip to Denver, ever-improving veteran Jorge Masvidal dazzled with a second round execution of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. With this knockout win – which very nearly occured in the first round – Masvidal burst into the welterweight top-10, and set himself up for riveting matchups...

Feb 3, 2017 7:38 am

Demian Maia releases lengthy statement explaining why Masvidal fight won’t happen

Late last month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Jorge Masvidal scored one of the biggest wins of his career, ending Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s win-streak with a second-round knockout. With this win, the American Top Team veteran burst into the ranks of the welterweight elite, where fights with fellow top...

Feb 2, 2017 9:33 am

Neil Magny fires back at Jorge Masvidal

Following Jorge Masvidal’s impressive ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this past weekend, the streaking welterweight contender found himself being offered a fight against Demian Maia. Masvidal accepted the bout, and Maia was sent the potential bout. Maia turned the fight down, and fellow top ranked welterweight Neil Magny offered to step up...

Feb 2, 2017 9:04 am

Demian Maia turned down Jorge Masvidal fight, Magny wants in

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...