Jorge Masvidal Reveals His Strategy For Boxing Match With Floyd Mayweather
Jorge Masvidal isn't messing around when he says he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather - genuinely believing he can cause the 50-0 fighter some serious problems.
Mayweather is making his return to boxing in 2020 and is doing so in association with UFC president Dana White. It's been reported by TMZ that 'Money' is slated to have two fights in 2020 - one of which will be against an MMA fighter.
And Masvidal, fresh from winning the 'BMF' title by beating Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 244, has already made it clear he wants to be at the front of the queue.
Not a boxer. A fighter #theresurrection #orale :flag_mx: #mezcal pic.twitter.com/Bv9hO9e50n
- Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) November 28, 2019
After dropping some hints on social media, the Cuban-American fighter has gone a step further to explain why he should be first-choice - eyeing a welterweight bout with Conor McGregor inside the Octagon before taking on 'Money' - who he thinks he can trouble.
"2019 was cool. But, if you like violence, 2020 will be a very powerful year," Masvidal told TMZ.
"We've got a lot of options. I've got a lot of lottery tickets in my hand.
"I can box my ass off. Not saying I'm a better boxer than Mayweather, but man, I'm gonna be in there with bad intentions trying to hurt him.
"I'm a well-conditioned athlete that's not gonna fade,."I'm not gonna fade in the 8th or 9th round. I'm gonna be there for the whole night.
"If you're looking for a fight, I'm right here. If you're looking for an easy paycheck, go back to Japan and beat up those little guys."
'Gamebred' also recently stated he is "dead serious" about facing four-weight world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and feels as though he "can throw enough punches that I can attack Canelo and put him on his ass".
However, the Mexican fighter isn't interested in the proposition.
"I say this with all respect: If I go into his sport, I have nothing to do there. And I think the same about boxing: If (MMA fighters) come into boxing, they have nothing to do here." Alvarez told Little Giant Boxing.