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Jorge Masvidal Reveals His Biggest UFC Career Regret: “I Guess It’s Not Meant To Be”

Jorge Masvidal Reveals His Biggest UFC Career Regret: “I Guess It’s Not Meant To Be”

Jorge Masvidal is one of the biggest mixed martial arts and UFC stars worldwide…
But even he has regrets about his fighting career.

During a recent podcast episode, Masvidal revealed that the biggest regret of his UFC career comes from none other than the short-notice welterweight title fight at UFC 251 against Kamaru Usman.

Masvidal explained:

It’s a regret, but also not a regret.

When I got the call to fight Usman on six days’ notice, me and the UFC had been going back because I wanted more pay-per-view money.

I wanted a bigger distribution on the pay-per-views than I was bringing in.
They weren’t budging on that.

If I bring in money, I want to get paid money.
If I sell 100 thousand pay-per-views, then don’t give me sh*t, but I wanted to get f*cking paid.

The “discussion” went for a while…

And then we came to a halt and I was like: “F*ck, whatever bro. I guess it’s not meant to be.”
In Strikeforce, I fought for the lightweight world title, and the UFC had already purchased the company, but I got a sh*t deal.

The fight kept getting pushed back and I made $16,000 to challenge for the world title, against the guy who was top-rated in the world.
Then I had all of the chips on my side, because who was going to cut all this weight in six days, make weight, and at the time I was number one.

Masvidal continues to explain:

So they didn’t have any choice.

I fought for everything I could, I made more money than I ever had in my career, but I didn’t get the decision I wanted in that fight.

It would’ve been completely different [if it was seven weeks’ notice].