Point / Counterpoint Jorge Masvidal and Donald Cerrone ahead of UFC on FOX 23

Point / Counterpoint Jorge Masvidal and Donald Cerrone ahead of UFC on FOX 23

Jorge Masvidal and Cowboy Cerrone are going to meet Saturday in what should be an amazing clash of strikers.  Here’s what they have to say about it

The UFC on FOX 23 card is mere two days away. The card has a lot of intriguing match ups, but for me, one of them in particular looks amazing. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal are tailor made for a phenomenal clash.  Both men employ exciting stand up styles, and neither man is afraid of anything.  Add in a little bad blood, and all bets are off.  Both men were on UFC Tonight this week, and here’s what Masvidal had to say about Cerrone among other things.

While Masvidal might not think Cerrone has the “guts” to go toe to toe, history might contradict that opinion. If you had to describe Cerrone in one word, “guts” might just be it.  Masvidal seems upset that Cerrone took some fights on short notice, filling in for other fighters, and Jorge felt some of those should have been his.  They have also trained some in the past, and Masvidal claims he dominated Cerrone via wrestling.

Cerrone, while he doesn’t remember these sessions, concedes he was likely out-wrestled.  Also, speaking of getting fights, Cerrone says the only reason Masvidal is getting paid this time is because Donald called Dana on multiple occasions requesting the fight.  Here’s what he had to say to Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier.

All that I know for certain, is this is one of those fights that comes around that you can be certain is going to be fireworks.  Neither fighter knows how to back down and it’s is going to be fun to witness.  UFC on FOX 23 takes place live from Denver, CO this Saturday night.  The main event is headlined by female bantamweights Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena.  The FOX main card airs at 5:00 PM PST.