UFC star Jorge Masvidal has explained what it feels like to be knocked down in his first interview since the Colby Covington incident in Miami.
The last few months have been pretty chaotic for Jorge Masvidal and that’s putting it lightly. ‘Gamebred’ spent the first quarter of the year preparing to take on rival Colby Covington in their grudge match back at UFC 272 and, unfortunately for the veteran, it was a fight that played directly into the hands of ‘Chaos’.
Covington sealed the unanimous decision win but while he did land some nice shots on his archenemy, he wasn’t able to get him out of there.
Two men who had more success on the feet were Kamaru Usman and Darren Till.
In the latter of those two fights, Masvidal managed to bounce back and land the finish. Unfortunately, against Usman, he wasn’t so lucky as ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ followed up beautifully to secure the finish.
In an interview with Logan Paul, Masvidal explained just how wild it is to find yourself in that position.
“It’s crazy. If I’m too hurt that I can’t keep up on my feet, alright. But if I can, god be with you because it’s like, this thing in me where I just wanna hit you back so much harder.”
“It’s like in the Darren Till fight, he knocks me down and the lights went off. Sometimes you get knocked down, and it literally feels like somebody turned off the lights. Then they turn them back on and I’m like where the f*** am I?
“It’s happened so much that I know where I’m at now, I’m like ah, I’m not at the house playing video games, I’m in a f***ing fight.”
The journey continues
Jorge Masvidal will turn 38 later this year and yet, he’s still viewed as an elite competitor in the 170-pound division.
Even if his best days are behind him, there are plenty of intriguing fights out there that fans would pay good money to see.
Who knows, maybe there’s a scenario that could lead him down the path of a collision with Conor McGregor.