Jorge Masvidal plans to fight in 2020, but only if the price is correct.
Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has expressed how he believes the UFC treats fighters unfairly in terms of revenue and contract negotiations, and was not going to agree to be negligible.
“Gamebred” was initially the next line for an opportunity against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, but revealed that his UFC bid was for less than he did against Nate Diaz in his BMF title fight at UFC 244. .
The UFC made a final attempt to reach a deal with Masvidal, but ESPN reported that the offer was for the same money that Masvidal made for the Diaz fight. However, it was too late since at that moment Masvidal’s discontent reached a point where he was not satisfied. The talks eventually fell apart, resulting in the promotion moving to deliver the shot to Gilbert Burns.
Speaking to a Q&A fan on his YouTube channel, Masvidal confirmed that he be fight this year, but will not accept any offers.
“Yes, I’m going to fight this year,” said Masvidal. God willing, I’m going to fight this year. What is not going to happen is that I will not be played or underpaid, that’s for sure. I have a value, a formula that we have invented for what I am worth, and that comes after 16 years of doing this, of seeing the field inside and outside. I’m not a rookie, I’m not a title challenger for the first time in my life.
“I have been in this position before in different organizations and other things and we know how to calculate what I bring and I want a fair share of what I bring … It is about how much I want to receive from the pay-per-view, how much participation I want from the PPV, that’s one of the many things I’m fighting for. I don’t think that cut is fair and I don’t agree with it. “
Masvidal had a great year in 2019, scoring three consecutive stoppage wins over Darren Till, Ben Askren and Diaz. But it has not yet entered the cage in 2020.