Jorge Masvidal is planning on preventing in 2020, however provided that the worth is correct.
Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has been vocal about how he thinks the UFC unfairly treats fighters by way of income and contract negotiations, and wasn’t going to simply accept getting lowballed.
“Gamebred” was initially subsequent line for a shot at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, however revealed that his provide from the UFC was for lower than he made in opposition to Nate Diaz of their BMF title combat at UFC 244.
The UFC made a remaining try and get a deal achieved with Masvidal, however ESPN reported that the provide was for a similar cash Masvidal made for the bout with Diaz. Nevertheless, it was too late as at that time Masvidal’s discontent reached some extent the place he wasn’t happy. Talks ultimately fell aside, ensuing within the promotion shifting on at hand the shot to Gilbert Burns as an alternative.
Talking in a fan Q&A on his YouTube channel, Masvidal confirmed that he will combat this yr, however gained’t simply settle for any provide.
“Yeah I’m gonna combat this yr,” Masvidal mentioned. “God keen, I’m gonna combat this yr. What’s not gonna occur is I’m not gonna be performed or underpaid, that’s for positive. I’ve a price, a components we’ve provide you with for what I’m price, and that comes off 16 years of doing this, of seeing the sphere out and in. I’m not some rookie, I’m not some man difficult for the title for the primary time in my life.
“I’ve been on this place earlier than in numerous organizations and stuff and we all know easy methods to calculate what I usher in and I desire a fair proportion of what I usher in. … It’s about how a lot I need to obtain from the pay-per-view, how a lot share I need from the PPV, that’s one of many many issues I’m preventing about. I don’t really feel that that reduce is honest and I don’t agree with it.”
Masvidal had a breakout yr in 2019, scoring three straight stoppage wins over Darren Until, Ben Askren and Diaz. However he has not but stepped into the cage in 2020.