UFC's Jorge Masvidal worried about catching syphilis from Michael Chiesa's beard


jorge-masvidal-10.jpgSEATTLE – UFC lightweight Jorge Masvidal hasn’t had many good things to say about UFC on FOX 8 opponent Michael Chiesa. Actually, he hasn’t anything good to say at all.

“I really just don’t care for him,” Masvidal told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “I didn’t like his sportsmanship toward one of my teammates in his last fight. He was kind of a jerk. I just don’t care for him at all.

“I just think he’s a punk, and I’m going to go out there and prove it.”

Masvidal has been outspoken in his contempt for Chiesa leading up to the pair’s UFC on FOX 8 meeting this Saturday at Seattle’s KeyArena. In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com Radio, he struggled to find anything that impressed him about the undefeated winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 15.”

“There’s nothing nowhere that impresses me about him,” Masvidal said. “He’s like a watered-down Royce Gracie. I don’t see anything on this guy.”

But at a Thursday media session, he took things a step further, attacking Chiesa’s trademark beard, which Masvidal said he may seek to have the Washington State Department of Licensing address.

“I’m going to tell the commission to wrap that thing up,” Masvidal said. “I don’t want to get no mat herpes or nothing on my face. I’ve been in this game a long time, and I ain’t got nothing on my face. I ain’t about catch some syphilis or whatever he’s got going on in that beard, you know?”

For his part, Chiesa has thus far refused to engage in a trashtalking battle. The even-keeled 25-year-old admits he’s read some of Masvidal’s quotes but isn’t interested in bothering with a reply.

“Whatever pumps him up,” Chiesa said. “I’ll let my actions speak for themselves.

“I’m not a talker. I’m a performer, and I’m going to perform on Saturday night.”

Whether or not the preliminary-card matchup, which airs on FX in advance of the FOX-televised main card, has developed into a full-fledged grudge match remains to be seen. Whether or not Chiesa’s beard will become an actual point of contention also remains a mystery, as an official complaint has yet to be filed with the governing commission.

But one thing is crystal clear: Masvidal is not a Chiesa fan, and it appears nothing is off-limits.

“It’s not like I’m going to see him in the street and fight him or nothing like that,” Masvidal said. “It’s not like he owes me money. I just don’t like the dude. I really don’t care for him at all.

“As long as he keeps that beard out of my face, we’ll be cool.”

For the latest on UFC on FOX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 14 days ago
  • 4 views

Lightweight Jorge Masvidal has been forced out of his fight against Norman Parke, and stepping in will be veteran Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

A back injury has forced lightweight contender Jorge Masvidal out of his UFC Fight Night 59 bout against Norman Parke. Veteran Gleison Tibau steps in as his replacement. read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

Jorge Masvidal has been forced to withdraw from his bout against Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver” due to a back injury. Gleison Tibau has been pegged to step in on sho read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC's big card in Boston took a bit of a hit Wednesday. Jorge Masvidal had to pull out of his scheduled lightweight fight with Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver on Jan. 18 du read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has pulled a late switcheroo for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 59 fight card on FOX Sports 1, as Gleison Tibau steps in for the injured Jorge Masvidal (back) to ba read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

An injury to Jorge Masvidal has forced the UFC to call up Gleison Tibau for a lightweight showdown with Norman Parke this January in Boston.Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke set for UFC Fight Night Bost read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 26 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had some things to say about Anderson Silva's leg break in an interview, but changed his tune a little later in a follow-up with another media outlet. Anthony read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 33 views

UFC Fight Night 57 on Saturday will be headlined by former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and former WEC contender Cub Swanson. Both men will be looking to earn a rematch with 145-pound titlehold read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Having not fought at all this year, UFC bantamweight contender Michael McDonald is targeting a return to the Octagon in the spring. Michael McDonald has been largely out of the spotlight in the UFC's read news >>