Jorge Masvidal has accepted a formal invite to the White House in Washington DC and said Donald Trump has “done a lot of crazy s— that a lot of people wish they could do.”
Visiting the Oval Office will punctuate an extraordinary 12 months for Masvidal, as the Floridian fighter was in the conversation for fighter of the year last year after victories over Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz.
During that time he has been opening up multiple streams of income as an ambassador for CBDmd and with his own branded Mezcal.
But he hopes his greatest payday is yet to come and is targeting a welterweight showdown with Conor McGregor.
McGregor fights Donald Cerrone at the UFC 246 event in Las Vegas on Saturday and Masvidal told us he will be Octagonside “having a good old time,” working on fighting McGregor later in the year should he win this weekend.
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Continuing what’s been a whirlwind year, Jorge Masvidal has accepted a formal invitation to the White House, praising US President Donald Trump as “one bad motherf—–.”
Masvidal finished 2019 by beating Nate Diaz in front of Trump, who was watching Octagonside at the UFC 244 event in Madison Square Garden, New York, to win a standalone BMF belt which stands for the “baddest mother f—–” in the game.
Masvidal told Business Insider recently that it was “pretty cool” to have performed so well in front of Trump.
“He’s going through a lot getting impeached but no matter your views on him, that’s one bad mother f—–. He’s done a lot of crazy s— that a lot of people wish they could do.”
Masvidal said he’ll be visiting Trump in his Oval Office at the White House in Washington DC, taking the opportunity to announce the news while belittling a rival — the MAGA-hat wearing wrestler Colby Covington, who had his jaw broken by Kamaru Usman in a recent title bout at UFC 245
“We’ve got an invitation to the White House so we’ll be stopping at some point. Yeah, we’ll be going,” Masvidal said. “Mr. Trump asked us to go. Not like other fighters who get their jaw broken and are begging, ‘Please, please Mr. President take me to your Oval Office.’ We got a formal invite and everything. He saw my work and thought, ‘This one cool, young man let’s bring this guy on by.'”
A White House visit caps an extraordinary 12 months for Masvidal
There are few fighters who enjoyed as stellar a year as the UFC welterweight did in 2019. In a Business Insider list ranking boxers and mixed martial artists together, Masvidal finished as the third top fighter of the year. Forbes, CBS Sports, and a reader poll on Bloody Elbow all sided with the Floridian otherwise known as “Gamebred.”
In March, Masvidal knocked out the British fighter Darren Till and earned Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night bonuses. In July, …read more
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