Jorge Masvidal often provides a couple of headline grabbing comments, anytime he does an interview, and the outspoken fighter has done so again.
Masvidal is preparing to face fellow welterweight contender, Demian Maia, at UFC 211 on May 13th. Recently “Gamebred” was a guest on BJ Penn.com Radio, and Masvidal was asked to weigh-in on the planned bout between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre. The fight hasn’t received an official date yet, but it’s expected to take place either this summer, or shortly after.
Here is some of what Masvidal had to say about the match-up (quote via Bloody Elbow):
“It could be a really good fight. I think GSP wins it, if it’s the GSP of old,” Masvidal said. “I’m not saying he ever did or didn’t, but a lot of fighters act different after USADA. So we will see if USADA has any effect on GSP or not, because I think the old GSP would easily handle to GSP. He would’ve able to take him down, time him, outbox him even with his jab, get on his legs and take him down.
“Let’s see if USADA has anything to say about GSP.”
Now, it is true that some fighters have not been the same, since USADA came on board to the UFC’s drug testing program. But, these comments from Masvidal probably won’t sit well with GSP boosters. St-Pierre has been an outspoken critic of PEDs, and he repeatedly said he wouldn’t fight again until stricter drug testing policies were implemented.
Further, GSP hasn’t fought since 2013, and he’ll be 36 year’s old by the time he fights. In addition, he also blew out his ACL again, during his hiatus from fighting. So, if the star’s comeback is a disaster, many will argue that ring rust, age and injuries were why.In fact, some have argued that GSP was never quite the same, following his first ACL injury.
Also, GSP will be facing a bigger man, with good defensive wrestling.