UFC welterweight contender, Jorge Masvidal, is eyeing a hefty paycheck for his next fight if the Ultimate Fighting Championship does not grant him the next title shot.
Masvidal, who has won his last three fights via knockout, catapulted his name in the title discussion after a historic win at UFC 239.
A Knockout of the Year contender, Masvidal also took home a bonus for receiving the Fight Of The Night honours.
With his stocks now reaching a higher level, Masvidal has expressed his interest in fighting Conor McGregor for a money fight, but UFC president Dana White has dismissed the chances for this matchup.
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— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) August 7, 2019
Excited For The Options
The viral UFC welterweight also wants to get his crack at a UFC gold.
But with White confirming that Colby Covington is the next title challenger, ‘Gamebred’ stressed he wants a “very handsome fee” for his next outing.
“We could have the next title shot, the winner of Colby and Usman,” he told MMA Fighting.
“And there’s other fights that [the UFC has] in mind.”
“I’m excited for the options that they’ve given me; we’re going to narrow them down a little bit more.”
“It would have to exceed expectations by a large number for me not to fight for the title.”
Citing the long road he took to get this far, Masvidal said he is deserving of a bigger paycheck.
“I’ve been trying to get the title for 16 years now. That’s a lot of summers, a lot of nights, a lot of winners, a lot of running while it’s raining, sleeping in cars, sleeping in the gym, living in different houses.”
“It’s been a long road. I want to get compensated for this incredibly long road.”
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Asked about a possible clash with his ‘three piece and a soda’ rival, Leon Edwards, the American fighter is confident that the deal would be on his terms.
“The UFC hasn’t put a contract in front of my face with Leon’s anything, because they know we’re not about petty sh-t.”
“We’re only looking up.”
“It’s not going to be on his terms or whenever the f-ck he wants it. It’ll always be on mine, and that’s what bothers him so much inside. … You’re a f-cking nobody.”
“I run this show. You listen to me. When I say I’m going to kick your f-cking ass, I’ll kick you your f-cking ass.”
Continuing, Masvidal vowed to erase the British fighter from the world.
“16 years I’ve been chasing this dream of getting the belt. You think I’m gonna let some f-cking bug like this guy even slightly throw me off my road, my destiny toward my greatness, toward the belt? I’m gonna get the belt and I’m going to eliminate him off the face of the Earth.”
“I’m gonna wipe the floor with that guy. It’s going to happen. I swear to you, it’s going to happen. It’s just not gonna be on his terms.”
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 11, 2019
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