UFC lightweight Jorge Masvidal was on the undercard at UFC on FOX 7, beating Tim Means by way of decision in a highly-entertaining match-up. While the victory was nice, when it comes to his next outing in the Octagon, the 24-7 Strikeforce veteran isn’t planning on a preliminary pairing but instead has his sights set on facing one of the division’s top talents.
Masvidal was stuck in relative limbo as part of the Strikeforce roster and is ready to prove he belongs in the discussion for top contendership. “Gamebred” recently spoke with Genghis Con Films where he pointed to a recent rumble between 155-pound peers as the type of match-up he wants.
“I’m looking for easy paychecks at this stage of my career. Pat Healy, Jim Miller’s right up there,” he said, essentially labeling each as being beatable. “I just think for many years, some of these guys who are so called Top 10, these Billy bad-asses, really ain’t sh*t, man. And I’m here to prove that. People say it’s a chip on my shoulder because I’m coming over from Strikeforce…I just don’t think a lot of them are as good as (people say).”
The 28-year old Masvidal has won four of his last five fights with the lone loss coming on the scorecards in a scrap with Gilbert Melendez. Among the opponents he’s beaten since emerging on the scene almost a decade ago are the likes of Yves Edwards, Justin Wilcox, and K.J. Noons.
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