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What is next for Jorge Masvidal? 3 Potential Fights that UFC can make

Varun Bhat
06 January 2022

The UFC has seen a lot of stars. Be it Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Chuck Liddell, the UFC has had its fair share of superstars, and another name that comes to mind when you hear the word superstar is Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal.

After a 16-month layoff, in 2019 Masvidal returned to face Darren Till in the rival territory at the O2 arena in London, England. Although Masvidal faced adversity in the first round, He managed to come back and secure a spectacular 2nd round knockout win over Darren Till. On the same night, Masvidal had an altercation with UFC Welterweight Contender Leon Edwards which led to Masvidal landing a punch combination on the face of Leon Edwards which he famously called a 3 piece and a Soda.

Later on, Masvidal went on to fight Ben Askren at UFC 239 and secured the fastest knockout victory in UFC history by knocking Ben out within 5 seconds of the first round. In his next fight, Masvidal fought Nate Diaz for the BMF title at UFC 244, and Masvidal put a dominant performance to gain a stoppage win over Nate Diaz.

Since then, Masvidal had gone on to face UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman twice at UFC 251 and UFC 261, and has lost both fights, losing the first by decision and the second by knockout. Since these losses, Masvidal is yet to fight again and today we will look at 3 potential opponents:

Leon Edwards:

After Masvidal lost his second fight to Kamaru Usman, The UFC had booked Masvidal to face Leon Edwards on December 11, 2021, at UFC 269. Masvidal had to pull out of the fight due to an injury but once recovered, it will be interesting to see this fight due to the storyline behind it. A perfect grudge match.

Colby Covington:

Coming off a loss against Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington will be looking to get back into the mix, and what could be better than fighting his former teammate Jorge Masvidal. Colby and Masvidal were former teammates and roommates who are now extreme rivals. They both have gone on to say nasty things about each other in the media and what way could be better to settle their rivalry apart from a fight?

Stephen Thompson:

Before his 16-month layoff, Jorge Masvidal had fought against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson at UFC 217 which he lost by Unanimous Decision. Since then, both fighters have gone on to have successful careers, but since they both are coming off back-to-back losses, what time could be better for a rematch than now?

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Comment down below and let us know who you think Jorge Masvidal should face when he makes his much-awaited return to the Octagon.

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