Jorge Masvidal has confirmed he shall be returning to UFC motion later this 12 months, however has not dominated out making a transfer into the world of boxing.
‘Gamebred’ final fought at UFC 251 on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi when he was comprehensively crushed by Kamaru Usman.
Nevertheless, the Miami-native was afforded only a week to organize for the battle after changing Gilbert Burns on brief discover.
A rematch with the UFC welterweight champion is now reportedly on the playing cards for the 35-year-old in September, though he refused to rule out a transfer to the world of boxing.
Chatting with Boxing Social from his house metropolis while watching Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez simply dispatch Avni Yildirim, Masvidal confirmed he may cross codes after his title battle.
“Proper now, I’m centered on me preventing for the belt,” he mentioned. “In September, we have now simply obtained phrase.
“That’s what I’m anxious about. Then we’ll see, regardless of the future holds. I like boxing and boxing provides the large pay cheques.
“What I imply is that they pay out for the PPVs we herald than greater than in my present sport so would I like to be in boxing? No brainer, sure.
“When the time comes we’ll cross that bridge and get the correct opponents.”
Masvidal was working on the Arduous Rock Stadium in Florida as a visitor commentator for ESPN’s Latin America protection and watched the pound-for-pound nice retain his WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles with ease.
The Mexican will sq. off towards WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders in Might, however has plans to fully unify the 168lbs division with IBF champion Caleb Plant additionally on his radar.
However Masvidal has admitted he would love to check himself towards top-of-the-line boxers of the present technology earlier than he calls time on his profession.
“The very first thing I mentioned was ‘congrats brother’,” Masvidal added.
“I’m not going to rain on no person’s parade; it was a hell of a efficiency.
“In a while one of many commentators introduced up possibly us boxing sooner or later and that’s positively a chance.
“We will positively cross promote. However I’m right here as a fan. I wasn’t right here to name out Canelo or something like that. I’m only a fan of the person, I like what he does, I like boxing, it’s easy.”