Jorge Masvidal is not a big fan of trash talk. The welterweight contender prefers to do his talking in the Octagon.
But there is one person who Masvidal can get behind in terms of trash talking, and that is Henry Cejudo. He likes the Olympic gold medalist’s talk because the champ-champ backs it up.
“For example, Cejudo talks a lot and a lot of people don’t like it, but I love his shit man. The dude backs it up and he tells people I’m an Olympic champion, I’m the 125 champion, I beat the dopest 125er, these are things that he did,” Masvidal said on BJPENN.com Radio. “He’s the 135 champion, he’s creating all this press for himself, but it’s deserving. The guy’s going out there and doing this stuff and he’s not really insulting his opponent so much that I see, he’s not like attacking their character or their soul.
“A lot of these other guys like that hooligan from England (Leon Edwards), he’s just running his mouth man, hasn’t beaten all top 10 guys yet,” he continued. “But in his mind, he should be fighting for a title for millions of dollars. It just you look at this whole body of work and you’re like, boy you’re f**king out of your mind, what the f**k have you even done bro.”
Henry Cejudo is coming off of a third-round TKO win over Marlon Moraes, which earned him the bantamweight title. Since the win, the Olympic gold medalist has been saying he is the top pound-for-pound fighter and wants to fight for the featherweight title. And, it is all deserving according to Jorge Masvidal because time and time again, Cejudo backs it up.
What do you make of Henry Cejudo’s trash talk? Is Jorge Masvidal right?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/27/2019.