After his third round TKO victory over Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 244 this past weekend, Jorge Masvidal indicated that he’d be interested in another MMA vs. boxing superfight, pitting himself against Canelo Alvarez, who also earned a victory on the same night.
In fact, the Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev boxing match was delayed until the conclusion of Masvidal’s fight, and Dana White later revealed that the MGM Grand struck a last minute deal with the UFC to broadcast the headliner live for the fans in attendance while they waited.
“If Canelo wants to get his ass kicked, that’s a fight I’ll take,” Masvidal said. “I’m just here to get the biggest checks possible but Nate is in the future for a fact. We’re doing it next year or the year after that but it’s going to happen.”
“…I can box. I can hit hard. I’ve got different angles. I’m not going to get tired in a 12 round boxing event, especially if I have time to prepare for it,” Masvidal said. “It’s just kind of fate. He’s fighting today, I’m fighting today. I heard we f*cking killed him on the pay-per-views.
“I don’t know I’d like to break his face. Just fight, just test myself, make a lot of money for testing myself. But I truly feel I could make it 1-1 MMA versus boxing.”