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Jorge Masvidal Fires Warning To UFC Amid Stalled Fight Negotiations, Dana White Immediately Responds

Jorge Masvidal Fires Warning To UFC Amid Stalled Fight Negotiations, Dana White Immediately Responds

Jorge Masvidal has appeared to vent his frustration over a pay dispute with Dana White by sending out a clear warning to the UFC president on Twitter.

The 35-year-old American MMA star hasn't fought since his TKO stoppage win over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November 2019.

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And speculation has mounted that BMF champ Masvidal could be next in line for a UFC welterweight title fight against current champ Kamaru Usman.

Masvidal took to Twitter on Friday and suggested that he should be allowed to walk if he's "not worth" the money being asked.

'Gamebred' also tagged UFC's US broadcasting partner, ESPN, in his tweet as he made his feelings perfectly clear about the current situation.

"If I'm not worth it let me go [@ESPN]," Masvidal wrote on Twitter.

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Masvidal added further fuel to the fire by suggesting that he would make less money than he did from the Diaz fight.

And the BMF champ blasted the UFC and demanded that they stop "playing us and the fans" over the promotion's finances amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Why make me fight for half of what I made on my last fight cause the other dude can't draw?" he tweeted.

"Don't tell me about a pandemic when reports today show highest stock market has ever been. Everybody getting back to work and you buying an island. Stop playing us and the fans."

Masvidal, who has also been linked with a potential fight with rival Colby Covington, also took issue with a fan calling him out for not wanting to take a pay cut.

"I've been fighting for 16 years and never took a pay cut to entertain the fans. I have to take a pay cut for a title shot? Wtf is wrong with you?" he wrote.

White has wasted no time in firing back at Masvidal after he was asked about his tweets at UFC 250's face-offs.

And he was furious over Masvidal's criticisms of UFC 'buying' Fight Island to host events over bumping up fighters' salaries.

"I think everybody wants more money," White told MMA Junkie. "I think everybody wants more money in all these other sports.

"Masvidal says, 'You've got enough money to buy islands.' Let me repeat for the [expletive] billionth time: I did not buy an island, OK? We did not buy an island.

"The reason we're doing the [Fight] Island is so that fights can go and these kids from Europe and the rest of the world can make money and can work. I think a lot of people are really frustrated and confused -- or whatever the situation is right now."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, Gamebred, UFC, MMA, Dana White

Adnan Riaz

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