UFC Welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal, who is set to face Gilbert Burns at the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Floria at UFC 287 on April 9, can quit his UFC career if he gets defeated against Burns as he won’t be able to challenge the current Welterweight champion Leon Edwards for the title.
There are many things on the line when Masvidal enters the octagon for the first time in almost a year as he has suffered three consecutive defeats in the UFC, twice to Kamaru Usman and once to his enmity rival Colby Covington. The 38-year-old talked about his upcoming fight and revealed that it could be his last fight if he loses or will continue if he gets a win.
“This could be the last one. If I lose, I’m pretty much calling it quits but a win against Gilbert means that things are headed in the right direction, so if I roll the dice and do everything right, I’m going for it all.”
He’s a lightning rod and he understands that: Daniel Cormier
Meanwhile former legendary UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier talked about Masvidal and praised him for being confident all the time. He also mentioned that he has called everyone in the Welterweight division because he has guts to fight against anyone in the bout.
“He [Masvidal] pretty much called out everybody in the welterweight division… Why’s he talking about all these guys? Because he’s a lightning rod and he understands that… If you’re in Miami, it’s gonna be a pro-Masvidal crowd, [and] he wins, gets in the middle of the octagon, and tells Joe Rogan, ‘I want Leon Edwards. Come get this biscuit, come get this two-piece.’ Dude, the world’s gonna go crazy and Dana will look at that and go, ‘Hey, man. There’s a lot of history to that’… [If] this guy wins impressively, with his star-power, I could see him right in the conversation for a fight against Leon Edwards.”
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