With all the success Jorge Masvidal has had in 2019, the former backyard fighter says he wants to fight Canelo Alvarez. Masvidal defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 244 deemed as a third round TKO victory when the doctor stopped the fight.
Canelo Alvarez was fighting on the same night, and coincidentally, at the same time. However, UFC President Dana White was able to make a last minute deal with the MGM Grand to postpone the Canelo Alvarez fight and stream UFC 244 to the audience at the MGM Grand whilst the audience waited.
Masvidal said in an interview:
“If Canelo wants to get his ass kicked, that’s a fight I’ll take, I’m just here to get the biggest checks possible but Nate is in the future for a fact. We’re doing it next year or the year after that but it’s going to happen.”
Straight after the fight, Masvidal and Diaz agreed a rematch with each other, but was later shot down by Dana White saying that he doesn’t want that to happen, at least not right away.
Masvidal had more to say about Canelo and truly believes he can defeat Canelo in a boxing match.
“I can box. I can hit hard. I’ve got different angles. I’m not going to get tired in a 12 round boxing event, especially if I have time to prepare for it, It’s just kind of fate. He’s fighting today, I’m fighting today. I heard we f*cking killed him on the pay-per-views.”
“I don’t know I’d like to break his face. Just fight, just test myself, make a lot of money for testing myself. But I truly feel I could make it 1-1 MMA versus boxing.”
Jorge Masvidal vs Canelo Alvarez do you think this will happen?