Jorge Masvidal News

Jul 20, 2017 10:41 am

After Nelson-Ponzinibbio controversy, Jorge Masvidal calls for changes to eye-poke rules

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Glasgow, Scotland, Argentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio authored an epic, first-round knockout of longtime Icelandic contender Gunnar Nelson. Unfortunately, many fans – and Nelson – felt that Ponzinibbio’s win was spurred on by multiple, inadvertent eye-pokes. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, top...

Jul 20, 2017 9:41 am

Jorge Masvidal details heated run-in with “drunk out of his mind” Michael Bisping

UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal does not like UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. He has made no secret of this fact over the last few months, as he has happily bashed the Brit whenever the opportunity has presented itself. Interestingly enough, however, the two rivals had never met face-to-face until recently. When they did finally...

Jul 20, 2017 8:41 am

Jorge Masvidal updates on long-discussed fight with Stephen Thompson

Several weeks ago, top UFC welterweights Jorge Masvidal and Stephen Thompson agreed to fight – once Thompson was all healed up from his recent surgery. On the latest edition of BJ Penn Radio, Jorge Masvidal updated on the status of this exciting scrap. “No updates on that fight yet, that I know of,” he said....

Jul 19, 2017 1:31 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 42 // Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Jorge Masvidal! 8:15PM ET- Our guest tonight is one of MMA’s favorite personalities; Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. Arguably the realest guy in the UFC today and always entertaining inside and outside the cage, Jorge joins us to discuss who’s next on the ‘Easy Money Tour.’ With a...

Jul 9, 2017 3:59 pm

Jorge Masvidal blasts UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping

Jorge Masvidal blasts UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping Following his victory over Marc Diakiese at Friday’s TUF 25 Finale event in Las Vegas, undefeated lightweight Drakkar Klose took to the microphone where he stated the following: “No disrespect to Michael Bisping, but all English guys are bums!” Klose would later apologize for the remark at...

Jun 17, 2017 2:07 pm

Jorge Masvidal fires shots at Khabib Nurmagomedov

Saturday morning, American fight fans tuned into UFC Fight Pass for a highly anticipated morning of fights in Singapore, headlined by a women’s bantamweight showdown between Holly Holm and Bethe Correia. On the main card however, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos picked up a unanimous decision win over Tarec Saffiedine in his UFC...

May 24, 2017 10:46 am

Jorge Masvidal blasts “Bitchbing” for picking and choosing his fights

Jorge Masvidal has been around for awhile. His first MMA bout occurred all the way back in 2003. And then there was the time he spent as a street fighter in the early years of his career. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Masvidal looked back to the halcyon days of his career, when...

May 23, 2017 9:49 am

Jorge Masvidal explains what surprised him most in Demian Maia fight

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in a contest that was widely perceived as a welterweight number one contender fight. Despite some big moments on the feet, Masvidal became the latest casualty of Maia’s incredible grappling skill, surrendering four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 16, 2017 6:56 am

Stephen Thompson replies to Jorge Masvidal callout

Could a Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal fight be in the cards?  Last weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what looked like a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling...

May 16, 2017 5:58 am

Jorge Masvidal diagnoses Neil Magny with medical condition, calls out “Wonderboy”

Last weekend, on the main card of the blockbuster UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the far sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling skill, succumbing to four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 14, 2017 2:18 pm

PHOTO | Nothing but respect from Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal following UFC 211

PHOTO | Nothing but respect from Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal following UFC 211 Top UFC welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal went to battle on the main card of last night’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas with a potential shot at UFC gold on the line. The fight went back and forth,...

May 13, 2017 8:42 pm

UFC 211 Results: Demian Maia defeats Jorge Masvidal via split-decision

UFC 211 Results: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal A welterweight bout between top division contenders Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal took place during tonight’s UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. Round one begins and Maia immediately shoots in and begins working for a takedown. He eventually gets it. Masvidal quickly scrambles and gets back...

May 11, 2017 12:18 pm

Jorge Masvidal discusses possible title fight with former teammate Tyron Woodley

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 211, Demian Maia will risk the welterweight title shot many fans feel he has already earned when he takes on dangerous contender Jorge Masvidal. In the opinion of welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Maia’s accepting this fight was not a smart move. The champ has now said on...

May 11, 2017 12:10 pm

Jorge Masvidal is not a fan of Bisping, will “break his face” if he feels disrespected in person

Earlier this month, headlines began to surface surrounding a small beef between streaking welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. This beef stemmed from Masvidal’s reluctance to appear on Bisping’s podcast, Believe You Me. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Masvidal explained that this beef was a bit overblown, but that he...

May 11, 2017 10:48 am

Jorge Masvidal stands up for Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva has been engaged in a very public dispute with his employers recently prior to the announcement that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre wasn’t going to happen. Silva called for the UFC to create an interim middleweight title for he and Yoel Romero to fight over while Bisping and St-Pierre...

May 11, 2017 7:37 am

Jorge Masvidal on Demian Maia: I think I’m better than him in MMA grappling

This weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, welterweight star Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in Demian Maia, a man widely considered the welterweight division’s number one contender. Maia’s strengths, of course, are no secret. The Brazilian is one of the best grapplers in MMA,...

May 10, 2017 1:31 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 32 // Gilbert Burns | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is multiple-time BJJ champion and UFC lightweight, Gilbert Burns. We catch up with Combat Club’s BJJ coach and preview his upcoming match against John Combs at SUG 4 this Sunday. You’ll hear an update on...

May 10, 2017 7:29 am

Jorge Masvidal promises to defeat Demian Maia with X-rated violence

This weekend, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, fan favorite welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in top contender Demian Maia. From the early vantage point, the winner of this fight looks like a shoo-in for the next shot at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Though...

May 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal expecting to be #1 contender with win over Demian Maia

#5 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal put together arguably one of the most impressive runs in 2016. After snapping a 2-fight skid by defeating Ross Pearson via unanimous decision. Following that, Masvidal picked up a controversial TKO win over Jake Ellenberger after ‘The Juggernaut’ got his big toe stuck in the cage wall. Most recently,...

May 3, 2017 10:13 am

Jorge Masvidal bashes “faker” Michael Bisping, says nobody listens to his podcast

Since he became the UFC middleweight champion with a shocking, first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping has generated quite a bit of controversy for chasing lucrative “money fights” over fights with the middleweight division’s top contenders. His taking fights with opponents like Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre has generated backlash from fighters like Yoel...

Apr 27, 2017 11:02 am

Jorge Masvidal still has $200,000 sitting aside for a bet with Dana White

“Dana White, bring me somebody that can beat me. I got $200K. You can’t find nobody that can beat me.” That is the challenge Jorge Masvidal threw out to UFC President Dana White during his post-fight Octagon interview following his big win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC on FOX 23 back in January. “I...

Mar 31, 2017 11:36 pm

Jorge Masvidal fires back at Michael Bisping for predicting he loses

The UFC’s welterweight division is certainly one of the most stacked divisions in the entire promotion. With no potential shortage of contenders for welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top ranked welterweights Jorge Masivdal and Demian Maia will square off in a highly anticipated showdown on May 11th at UFC 211. The winner will likely receive a...

Mar 30, 2017 12:04 pm

Jorge Masvidal: GSP’s success will depend on how he’s affected by USADA

Later this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre – that is, unless Bisping decides to give the title shot back to Yoel Romero, or fight Tyron Woodley instead. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given a title shot over...

Mar 30, 2017 6:28 am

Jorge Masvidal gives prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Demian Maia

Back in January, UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal scored a career-altering knockout win over the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This win sent the American Top Team staple rocketing up the UFC welterweight rankings. In the wake of this win, Masvidal quickly began calling for a fight with top welterweight contender Demian Maia. While Maia initially seemed reluctant...