Recently, BMF titleholder Jorge Masvidal opened up about his feelings on British fighters and fans during an Instagram Live session with his fans.
A fan asked about what Masvidal’s thoughts were regarding British “guys”. The interviewer first connected “guys” to fighters. The last British fighter that Masvidal faced was Darren Till. Till has gone on record many a time to say that Masvidal’s hit him pretty hard in the fight.
Furthermore, Masvidal, too, claimed that Till is perhaps the most powerful fighter that he has fought. That, coming from someone with as extensive experience in fighting as Masvidal is an enormous compliment. However, this was not the only aspect of “British guys” that the interviewer covered.
Offering a question based on the alternative interpretation of “British guys”, the interviewer asked Masvidal about his supposed love for British fans.
Masvidal said, “Oh! Well, the fans are so educated. The fans are so much more educated… People in the sport. And that’s only because they’ve been watching it for so long. And they’ve had numerous [talents] coming out from that small island in England to become World Champions. So, I think they’re very into the fighting [world] in England. It’s [what] I saw first-hand. I went out into a bar to eat and everybody knew who I am. I was like, ‘Oh, they’re very into the culture of fighting.”
“So, I think they’re very into the fighting in England.” He added.