The sordid saga of Jorge Masvidal vs. the UFC continues.

For the final a number of weeks, ‘BMF’ Champion Jorge Masvidal has been embroiled in a contract dispute with the UFC. Masvidal was the presumed No. 1 contender for Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title this summer time, however talks stalled after which ultimately fell aside completely when it got here to pay for the bout. Masvidal, in fact, wished more cash and Dana White wished Masvidal to honor the phrases of his present contract. This prompted Masvidal to ask for his launch from the corporate and publicly decry the truth that the UFC solely pays fighters 18 p.c of their total revenue. The UFC then introduced that Gilbert Burns can be getting the subsequent welterweight title shot and issues have been in a stalemate since then.

That stalemate continued this weekend as Dana White was requested to touch upon the Masvidal scenario and put the onus firmly on “Gamebred” for not eager to combat.

“Masvidal could be very very similar to the Diaz brothers,” White mentioned. “He beats to the sound of his personal drum and when he desires to do one thing, he does it. It’s not very shocking in any respect.”

However regardless of Dana White throwing him underneath the bus, Masvidal apparently doesn’t have any enmity for the UFC President. Responding to White on Twitter, Masvidal mentioned he felt unhealthy for White, however was agency in his perception that the UFC was not appearing in good religion.

However for all his magnanimity with White, Masvidal had far harsher phrases for the fighters-turned-commentators who’ve been toeing the corporate line on this dispute.

Particularly, the 2019 Fighter of the 12 months appears to be taking goal at Daniel Cormier, who in current weeks has had a lot to say on the difficulty of fighter pay and correctly negotiate with the UFC. With reference to Jon Jones particularly (who’s presently embroiled in an analogous pay dispute with the UFC), Cormier has chastised Jones for airing his grievances publicly and has, basically, appeared to be on the UFC’s aspect of those pay disputes. And Masvidal seemingly simply essentially disagrees with Cormier’s strategy to combat contracts.

The longer this goes on, the messier this dispute turns into and at this level, it looks as if neither Masvidal nor the UFC are planning to budge anytime quickly.

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Leo Santos (17-3-1) vs. Roman Bogatov (10-0); UFC 251, July 11.

Nathaniel Wooden (16-4) vs. Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0); UFC Battle Evening, July 25.

Raphael Pessoa (10-1) vs. Justin Tafa (4-1); UFC Battle Evening, July 25.

Junior dos Santos (21-7) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1); UFC 252, Aug. 15.

Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5); UFC 252, Aug. 15.

Felice Herrig (14-8) vs. Virna Jandiroba (15-1); UFC 252, Aug. 15.

Manel Kape (15-4) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (16-2); UFC 252, Aug. 15.

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