Jorge Masvidal is unsure if he will have to sit out until his legal issues are settled, but he is confident he will return to the UFC before 2022 is through. He is now dealing with the consequences of his alleged attack on Colby Covington.
Masvidal is now accused of hitting his ex-partner and friend at a steakhouse in Miami Beach on March 21 after their grudge match at UFC 272, which Covington won by unanimous decision. Covington has claimed that the assault left him with a brain injury.
With regards to his next potential bout, Jorge stated, “There are options, but the first thing that matters is me — to be in the best condition of my life, to improve the fight. Everyone knows that I can throw the hands, the kicks, the knees. People know that they can’t beat me with their hands, that they have to throw me into the fight. It’s something that I have to improve and find the formula for.”
Jorge Masvidal doubts that Khamzat Chimaev is actually as competent as many think
Jorge admits that he does not believe Khamzat Chimaev to be as talented as many claims. When asked about the Chimaev vs.Burns fight in an interview he gave his opinion
Masvidal stated, “That was supposed to be his (Chimaev) coming out party and it didn’t go according to plan. A lot of people felt Gilbert won that fight — a lot of people still think Gilbert won that fight.” Here is the said interview:
Additionally, On September 10 in Las Vegas, Chimaev will compete in the UFC 279 main event against Nate Diaz. It will be Chimaev’s second outing of 2022 after he defeated Gilbert Burns via hard-fought decision at UFC 273 in April.
With regards to that Match-up, Jorge stated, “I can see Nate putting him away in rounds four or five because Khamzat doesn’t have that gas tank. He doesn’t have that experience, and I think he gets too in the moment where he’s wasting energy doing stupid s***. Nate is going to conserve all of that energy and get in his face when it counts. I think Khamzat should win, but I won’t be surprised if Nate stops his a*s.”
Before UFC 279, Chimaev is a huge favourite over Diaz. While most are writing off the Stockton native, Masvidal, who faced Diaz for the first time in the “BMF” title match at UFC 244 in November 2019, isn’t writing off his former adversary, particularly if things go on longer than expected.