Dana White president of UFC said that Jorge Masvidal is very similar to the Diaz brothers in terms of negotiating fights.
For years, the UFC has had a difficult time taking both Nick and Nat Diaz to the Octagon. White said that both wanted more money and at one point of time, he said that he was with someone else in the UFC deal with the Diaz brothers, because he was no longer in despair. It was years before the feud between the two and now the UFC boss says it closely resembles George Masvidal.
“It’s not a surprise, this is what we do. I mean we have been doing this for 20 years. People who want to fight, get fights, and people who don’t, don’t. And, [Gilbert Burns], is the number one ranked guy in the world. Number one vs. the champion,” said White. “This kid wants to stay busy. These kids who go on runs like Burns is on and want to keep fighting and stay active, they’re healthy, it’s the smartest thing they could do.
“It doesn’t surprise me that Masvidal, Masvidal is very much like the Diaz brothers. He beats to the sound of his own drum and when he wants to do something, he does it. It’s not very surprising.”
For Dana White, he has delivered a simple message for Jorge Masvidal. If you want to fight, you can call us, if not, you won’t have to go to war.
“Listen, I’m putting on fights every weekend for the next 10 years. If you want to fight, call us. We will offer you fights and if you don’t want to take them, you don’t have to,” he explained. “It’s always been that way. Everyone is acting like this is some new f*g drama that just popped up and has never happened in the history of the sport. This happens all the time, non-stop.”
When and who will fight Jorge Masvidal will have to be seen. “Gamebred” has a feud with the UFC recently and thanked his fans for supporting him. He says he needs to answer the questions asked about the Las Vegas-based promotion business and why fighters get only 18 percent of revenue before he fights again. So, for now, White and UFC continue to fight with or without Jorge Masvidal.