Jorge Masvidal’s manager Abraham Kawa has confirmed that the UFC star is currently in training, but that he doesn’t yet have an opponent for his next fight.
“He definitely wants to fight somebody,” Kawa told MMAJunkie. “That person, we’re all going to find out shortly. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say Jorge has been a man of his word since I’ve known him; he’s never lied or said something, then something else happened.
He’s not that kind of guy. When he says, ‘This is what I want, this is what I want to do,’ that’s what happens. He gave somebody his word, so we’ll see. I can’t say too much now, but it’s going to be fun.”
“Jorge’s in camp, he’s training, he’s ready to rock and roll, so we’re looking forward to fight. Whether it’s in July or a little bit later, that’ll be fine, too, but he’s absolutely ready to rock and roll.”
As one of the UFC’s most in-demand fighters at the moment, Masvidal is not short of potential options, with the likes of Kamaru Usman, Conor McGregor, Colby Covington and a remath with Nate Diaz being among the most talked-about match-ups, and his manager feels ‘Gamebred’ is firmly in control of his own destiny.
“Jorge has the one title, the one thing that nobody else has. I don’t care if you’re Conor (McGregor), if you’re Henry (Cejduo), if you’re Usman, it does not matter who you are.
“Nobody has that belt; that belt belongs to Jorge. He just so happens to be at 170 pounds, so if you want to fight him, I think you’ve got to come to the table with something other than ‘I’ve got this.’
“The truth is, if Jorge tomorrow wanted to drop to 155 pounds and challenge the titleholder there, he has that ability. He’s technically a champion.
At 170, he can challenge the current champion. It’s really up to Jorge. I believe the division goes as Jorge goes. I don’t think anybody is clamoring to see a rematch with Usman and anybody, or Usman and the next guy. I think everybody is looking for Jorge vs. that guy.”