UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal has been looking for a fight. Over the last few weeks, he’s issued repeated callouts of Neil Magny and Kamaru Usman, and answered the callout of surging British contender Leon Edwards.
“If [Edwards] is the biggest ranked guy I can get my hands on than that’s who it is,” Masvidal said on a recent episode of BJPENN.COM Radio. “Doesn’t really matter. If they were to offer me a number 5 dude, number 4 dude, of course I’m gonna say yes to that over Leon.”
“If I could get my hands on Usman, I’d love it, but I know he’s not going to fight me,” Masvidal continued. “So I want to talk, like, real fights that could possibly happen, not fantasy files, you know? So I don’t know, man. Magny would be a perfect fight, because he’s number 7, but he won’t fight me, at 170, at 155, at no weight.”
“Usman said that I didn’t want to fight him. I’ve heard a lot of wild tales, that’s one of the wildest ones I’ve heard. This guy comes straight out of Wild Wild West, you know? This guy, no, he’s … I don’t know if he’s bi-polar, delusional … When was I offered a fight with you and I turned it down?”
Despite being ready and willing to take fights with the welterweights mentioned above, Masvidal has not been able to find a willing dance partner. For that reason, he’s turned his attention to the Spanish reality television program Exatlon Estados Unidos, a show that “will seek to find the athlete with the strongest physical and mental abilities through a series of obstacle races, extreme living conditions and instances of isolation from the outside world,” (via Broadway World).
Gamebred announced this news on Twitter.
Since I can’t get nobody to fight me but y’all still want to watch me compete. Tune in to telemundo starting 7/16 and watch me win 200k 7pm eastern 6 central I’ll be ghost for a minute hit @Abraham_kawa for anything related to me pic.twitter.com/0HpnCko3a5
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) July 12, 2018
On this show, Masvidal will be joined by a Mexican Olympic track-and-field star, a Mexican Olympic gymnast, a Mexican soccer player, a Puerto Rican Olympic gymnast, and several Average Joes. He and the show’s other contestants will be competing for a $200,000 prize.
How do you think Jorge Masvidal will perform on Exatlon Estados Unidos?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/13/2018.