UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal couldn't believe Stephen Thompson signed on dotted line

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    “It’s no diss to Thompson, but this has happened previous to the (Donald Cerrone) bout – it happened like four times where I had a signed bout agreement with a certain fighter, and that fight didn’t materialize,” Masvidal told MMAjunkie Radio. “So I don’t believe it until I’m in the cage.”

    For both fighters, it’s a chance to get back in the title hunt. Masvidal suffered a split-call loss to Demian Maia at UFC 211, while Thompson twice fell short against champ Tyron Woodley.

    “I wasn’t 100 percent myself that day,” Masvidal said of his setback. “I was 100 percent injury-free, but just in certain movements I did, I could have done them better. That’s the only thing I’m regretting.

    “We’re going to have a rematch, me and Maia, one way or the other.”

    If someone offered him the right dollar amount to face Floyd Mayweather, no problem. He thinks he’d certainly do better than Conor McGregor.

    “I think so. I’d be able to box-box. I might not have the greatest power in the world, but I can box, like hit and hit. That’s something I can do very well. I could definitely go 12 (rounds) with Mayweather.”

    Back in the real world, however, he’s more concerned with going three rounds against Thompson – less if all goes well in the octagon. Now that the fight is public, he can stop worrying and start getting ready.

    http://mmajunkie.com/2017/08/jorge-masvidal-couldnt-believe-stephen-thompson-signed-ufc-217
     
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    Going to be a close fight. I'm not surprised Thompson took the fight, Jorge is underestimating him thinking this will be an easy fight. It's a very close fight. I won't be surprised either way
     
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    Actually a pretty sick match-up.

    Masvidals hands vs Wonderboys kicks.

    Should be violent for however long it lasts.

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    Masvidal is his own biggest fan.
     
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    No offense to Jorge, but nobody is going to duck Masvidal.
    Which is what he's implying.
     
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    Yea kids taken to many head punches if he thinks anybody is gonna duck him haha
     
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    Didn't he say Cowboy was ducking him too?
     
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    Jorge's trash talk is weak he should know by now most fighters are only afraid of not succeeding they are not scared of another fighter in that sense especially Thompson.
    Plus the money is a big issue and Jorge still is not a PPV mega star by no means, he needs to really look into why people do not accept fights before talking nonsense.
    Why would a fighter go through 3 months of hell training to get paid pennies that is stupid. I like Jorge but he is talking out of his ass about people ducking him because they are afraid,
    They do because he is still not that popular with the casual fans.
     
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    Masvidal gets ducked a ton and he is more popular with the casual fans than most WWs.
    No active WW is a big draw.

    However WB has no reason to duck him and is the worst matchup for him, he's dumb for calling him out.
    Masvidal's most clear loss in the UFC was against Larkin who's a good kicker and WB is a better and bigger version of that.
    I clearly see Masvidal as the underdog in this fight tho I will be rooting for him.
     
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    let's hope we don't get boring thompson in there. I trust masvidal with how he has looked in his recent fights
     
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    It was the fluke of all fluke wins. Look at both of their career trajectory's after that fight.
     
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    I wished they would've given him the interim title shot vs Ferguson instead of Lee.
    Would've been an insane matchup in 5 rounds...also if he won-the potential to fight Gaethje, Khabib, Conor really intriguing matchups...
    I know he is coming off a loss at a higher weight class but damn it every close decision possible was given against him in the UFC.
     
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    Jorge is better at everything than WB. He beats him standing or on the ground. I see it going like Thompson/Brown.
     
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    Masvidal finally gets one good win and all of a sudden thinks he's the boogeyman of the division.
     
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    How does the fight reach the ground?
    How doesn't WB just kick and run for 3 rounds to a decision in which he does zero damage but wins?
     
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    Does he think that?
     
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    That's a pro fighter for ya, bro. That's what masvidal is, all day.
     
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