Jorge Masvidal overcame a sudden knockdown to improve to 5-1 in his last six this weekend, defeating Daron Cruickshank at UFC on FOX 12.
So, what could be next for the former Strikeforce contender? How about Donald Cerrone?
“I just want to get back in there,” said Masvidal, during the post-fight press conference. “I know Cerrone needs a fight in September, so hopefully they can book me for that. I just need money. He just needs a fight.”
Masvidal (27-8) has lost only to Rustam Khabilov since signing with the UFC. His other loss since 2010 came to Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce title via decision.
Along the way, “Gamebred” has picked up victories over Tim Means, Michael Chiesa, KJ Noons and Pat Healy. Cerrone was rumored for a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the unbeaten Nurmagomedov suffered a knee injury that will keep him out.
“I’m injury free,” Masvidal said. “I’m ready to go in September. He needs an opponent…so let’s go.”