The BMF champion Jorge Masvidal is preparing to conquer the octagon once more. The fans have shown a lot of patience in supporting ‘Gamebred’ through a difficult couple of years. Despite his recent results, UFC has given him another opportunity to fight a top contender Gilbert Burns. It appears that squandering this opportunity will lead to scrapping the barrels.
Masvidal was also rumored to fight the former UFC double-division champion, Conor McGregor. In addition, UFC legend Michael Bisping along Anthony Smith discussed the matchup in a recent video.
Joining the hype train, Chael Sonnen also discussed the potential outcome of Jorge Masvidal‘s fight against Gilbert Burns. ‘The American Gangster’ reveals the significance of this fight for Masvidal‘s career. According to Sonnen, if ‘Gamebred’ loses this fight, things can go downhill fast for him.
Chael Sonnen weighs in on the career-defining fight for Jorge Masvidal
‘The American Gangster’ pointed out that going from a title fight to a co-main event could be the start of a downward spiral in Masvidal‘s career.
He said, “But in the back of my mind, I realize this is not a career-making fight. This is not being identified as a number one contenders fight. This is a potential career-ending fight. You go from title fight to main event, to co-main event. You keep going down the card.”
Sonnen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sport. He knows the pressure that fighters face and the importance of winning big fights. In his opinion, this fight between Masvidal and Burns is not a career-making fight but could be a potential career-ender for Masvidal.
With such a huge fight on the line for Masvidal, it would be interesting to see the outcome and his performance.
Chael Sonnen on Gilbert Burns getting the Masvidal fight
UFC legend Chael Sonnen also discusses Gilbert Burns getting a shot at Jorge Masvidal in the octagon. Earlier, Burns stated that UFC tried to sign a fight between him and Masvidal, but it didn’t come to a conclusion. However, Sonnen has seen during his time, the fighters who are willing to do things that others are not done, often find themselves being asked to continue doing what others are not willing to do.
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He said, “When you were the guy who was willing to do things that other people aren’t willing to do. Many times, the only reward you get for that is you get continued to be asked to do things that other guys aren’t willing to do.”
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 09: Gilbert Burns of Brazil warms up prior to his fight during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)
‘Durinho’ from time to time has proven himself as a fighter who is willing to put in the work and make sacrifices that others are not. Moreover, this sacrificial attitude might have helped him get a shot at the BMF champion.
The fight between Burns and Masvidal is garnering excitement as the fight approaches. As the saying goes, that style makes fights, and this matchup is stylistically blockbuster. Will it be Burns or Masvidal who will be able to prove that they’re still one of the top fighters in the UFC?
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