After dismissing the idea of fighting Leon Edwards for the past few years, Jorge Masvidal is now calling for a fight with the newly crowned champion, and Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe it’s an option that ‘Rocky’ should even consider.
“Bro, don’t fight him,” Cormier advised Edwards on the “DC & RC” show. “Because for two years, when he was the man, he could not say your name. Now all of a sudden he’s like, ‘If you become the champ,’ he wants to put an end to this thing? He should not fight Jorge Masvidal. He literally should just big league him and not even say his name. Because why would you do that when a guy snuck you backstage but then never fought you? Now all of a sudden, you’re the man, and he wants to fight you.
“I like Jorge Masvidal a lot. He’s a really good dude, but it’s like, come on, Jorge. We’ve got to do better than that.”
Masvidal has since fired back at Cormier for his comments.
“Guess you’re still butt hurt since I didn’t do the interview you requested on your weak YouTube channel during my fight week,” Masvidal wrote on Twitter. “I know you needed my name to produce some sort of views since Ariel went solo, and you became a has been.
“Just make sure when Dana calls and you tells you to promote the biggest fight the current champ can make in the division, which is me, wear your best suit from DXL and make sure you do as you’re told like a good boy. Maybe you’ll get a treat from your master #reasonpeoplewatchonmute #fakelifecoach #brokeadvice”
In response Cormier suggested that it was Masvidal’s manager Malki Kawa who was writing his posts for him.
“Jorge you’ve always been the man, Malik [sic] stay off his page,” Cormeir wrote. “I stand by what I said. You don’t get unlimited title fights Malki, beat Durinho get to 1-3 in last 4 and maybe get a title shot. See Malki now you got me disrespecting my friend Jorge 😊”