Jorge Masvidal blasts fighters in UFC commentary booth asking him to ‘just fight’. Daniel Cormier responds to the ‘BMF’ Champion.
Jorge Masvidal has no intentions of letting up in his pay dispute with the UFC. Like Jon Jones before him, Masvidal is unwilling to fight for below what he thinks he deserves. So much so, that he could potentially squander a title match with Kamaru Usman.
Some have supported Masvidal for his stance, others such as Daniel Cormier however, do not feel that his tactics are well reasoned out. It is unclear who Masvidal was targeting but it is clear that he is upset and has taken a shot at UFC fighters who have worked their way into commentary positions both during and after their fighting careers.
Jorge Masvidal blasts fighters in UFC commentary booth asking him to ‘just fight’
“And for the #whiteknights that have commentating jobs with the ufc that say “just fight” you guys should be embarrassed to call yourselves current/former fighters,’ Masvidal wrote on Twitter. “Not one of you been doing it as long as me and like me. There’s a reason you are “commentating”
And for the #whiteknights that have commentating jobs with the ufc that say “just fight” you guys should be embarrassed to call yourselves current/former fighters. Not one of you been doing it as long as me and like me. There’s a reason you are “commentating”
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) June 14, 2020
Daniel Cormier Responds
The current heavyweight title contender responded to the outburst in the recent episode of DC and Helwani.
“I never said ‘just fight,’ but when the guy says ‘current or former fighters’ and he said, ‘you haven’t been doing it as long as me’—no, I haven’t… If he’s talking about me, I’ve done it like him—if not better. Not just him, most people. I’ve done it better than most people in the world,’ Cormuer said.
“So, I think maybe he wasn’t talking about me… And I think those guys that are commentating? That’s great. They’re making money. They’re making money, they’re securing their future. Hey, you make a lot of money calling fights. A lot of money.”
“At the end of the day, he’s not getting his title shot,” Cormier continued. “And he’s not getting his money… It doesn’t really work. It doesn’t benefit you. You can be a rich guy that does business, or you can be a guy that everybody loves – and you have all this street cred and street fame – but still not have the thing that’s gonna allow for you to make a better life for your family.”
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