UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal is enjoying his vacation back home after knocking out Darren Till at UFC London. Masvidal was able to capture the No. 4 spot in the official rankings and only needed a knockout to spot the rank.
This break gives his welterweight contenders, Ben Askren and Leon Edwards, a chance to squabble over who will get the next shot over Jorge Masvidal. To his opponents’ surprise, Masvidal has a management team to handle his work. Masvidal snubs the idea of his opponents calling him out like this and doesn’t give much attention to their plans. Jorge Masvidal wrote on Instagram.
“I got these two little sluts, one’s from England, one’s from some suburb calling me out, one’s not in the Top 10 and the other one that is hasn’t got a victory in the UFC, didn’t make the dude tap, didn’t put him to sleep, but you think you have a win in the UFC. Who are you fooling? You can fool the crowd, but you can’t fool me, playboy. Because when I seen you in the hotel, what did you do?
You ran away like a little bitch when I tried to talk to you. And you were, ‘Aw, I wish you good luck, and we’ll talk after your fight,’ and I was pretty ready to slap you up if you said anything disrespectful. Thank goodness you didn’t. And you walked away. So what do I care to fight you or the other guy? I’ll let my management decide, you can keep hitting me up all you want though. You little sluts.”
The welterweight division has a changed backdrop as the months continue to roll on. Kamaru Usman recently knocked down Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title and moves on to face Colby Covington later this year while Robbie Lawler and “The Chosen One” run it back this June in Minneapolis.
In addition Anthony Pettis cracked the 170-pound Top 10 by smashing Stephen Thompson. Then we have Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee going to face each other in Rochester, while Santiago Ponzinibbio and the Edwards await their next assignment.
Sounds like Masvidal vs. Askren is a matter of “when” as opposed to “if.”