Jorge Masvidal is thinking up a master plan to finally get over the hump in his career.
At UFC 272, Masvidal served as one half of the main event, taking on his former friend and teammate Colby Covington in one of the sport’s most highly anticipated grudge matches in recent years. Unfortunately for Masvidal, things did not go well for him. “Gamebred” was largely dominated in the fight and lost by a wide unanimous decision.
Things only got worse for Masvidal from there as he was arrested for allegedly assaulting Covington outside a Miami steakhouse two weeks after their fight. Since then, Masvidal has largely been keeping a low profile, however, he did recently break his silence by speaking with Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast, where he declined to comment on his the current allegations he is facing, but did speak about UFC 272 for the first time.
“I was f****** irate,” Masvidal said. “I was upset, and I just like to be in isolation when I get like that. It’s better for me. Take a couple days to figure it out and if I have a problem and I can’t figure it out, f***, then it’s a real problem. I could fail at something, but if I could find a way to fix it, then I can go back and address it again, then I can sleep with peace at night. So that’s what I did — five, six days in that nowhere land, like, ‘F***,’ and then I came up with a plan, and now I’m gonna execute that plan.”
That plan is apparently a pretty simple one: Masvidal is going to wrestle. A lot.
The “BMF” acknowledged that Covington proved to be a difficult fight for him because of Covington’s superior wrestling ability, an Achilles heel that has bitten Masvidal before.
Now, though, Masvidal intends to go all in on solving the issue.
“Get right back to work, in a different way,” Masvidal said. “I’ve been doing this sport for quite a while … so I do have a lot of data that I can use to go back on and start to dissect that and see what works and what doesn’t going forward, to solve these riddles. I’ve had a problem with wrestlers. It’s a couple times that I’ve had the problems. Not just a guy who was decent, [but] the more standout wrestlers, I’ve had a problem.