The Ultimate Fighter 24 finale put in a solid show in Las Vegas last night (Saturday December 3, 2016). Featuring a flyweight title fight that provided tons of fireworks, the event also gave a dose of controversial scoring in the co-main slot. When Jorge Masvidal faced Jake Ellenberger, we saw a very rare finish, perhaps unseen in the UFC’s history. Knocking each other with some hard punches in the early going, the fight ended up being stopped when Ellenberger’s toes got caught in the octagon fence. Unable to continue, ‘The Juggernaut’ was officially stopped by TKO (toe injury).
Extending his current win streak to two, Masvidal’s UFC record is now 8-4. Although he’s never been finished in the UFC, the former street fighter recently suffered back-to-back losses for the promotion. Since returning to welterweight, ‘Gamebred’ is 3-2, and the American Top Team product has some ideas about what is next.
Jorge Wants ‘Cowboy Steak’
“I want to whoop Donald Cerrone’s ass. I don’t say I want to compete with him, because I don’t. I want to whoop his ass. He took Kelvin Gastelum from me and put lies to the public, that he’d fight anybody, any place. Right after [Cerrone’s] fight got dropped, I put my name in there,” Masvidal said. “My name was on the table. He chose Matt Brown, the guy that almost got assassinated on national TV. He chose that fight. Why? I wonder why he chose that fight over me.”
With his win over ‘The Juggernaut’ in hand, Masvidal took to Twitter with a food-related call out of ‘Cowboy.’
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 4, 2016
With Cerrone booked in to face Matt Brown at UFC 206, the Greg Jackson’s striker would be on four straight with a victory. Links to a one-time scheduled fight with Robbie Lawler still linger, but could a bout with Masvidal make sense?