Jorge Masvidal was considered a journeyman of sorts. He started as a lightweight in the defunct BodogFight promotion. Following that he tried his hand at Kickboxing. ‘Gamebred’ even secured a win in his only boxing bout. Masvidal was a lightweight fighter in his early 20s. He continued to switch between the Light and Welterweight divisions.
His journeyman tag dissipated just last year. This was after he recorded the fastest knockout in UFC history at UFC 239. The fight lasted just 5 seconds and saw Ben Askren taken out by a high knee. He looked way different in that fight than what he did all those years ago. A Jorge Masvidal fan page post showcases the incredible body transformation he has undergone.
The incredible body transformation of Jorge Masvidal
The box in the bottom right corner shows Masvidal as the beast he is today. He is on a 3 fight win streak. All of these have come in the Welterweight division. The last of the fights was against Nate Diaz which saw him win the BMF Championship. He has everything going for him in the Welterweight division and has a 7-4 record in this division. Three of those were via split decision. The American top team fighter is so dominant that he is set to be the next challenger to Kamaru Usman.
Masvidal all set to drop weight?
Masvidal is all muscle. He stands at 172-173 pounds and has a 5-6% body fat range. ‘Gamebred’ has 5-2 record in the UFC lightweight division. He last fought as a Lightweight in April of 2015 in a losing effort against Al Iaquinta. He moved to Welterweight in 2015 and remained there ever since. Can we see him back there competing against the best?
He will certainly look a lot less muscular as he does not have a lot of fat to work with. He has looked extremely healthy and fine-tuned as a Welterweight that many wouldn’t want to see him drop weight once again and fluctuate between weight classes.
But that is one of the challenges of mixed martial arts. Masvidal could perhaps be a lighter and meaner version of himself and open up fights with more big names of the Lightweight division. He has termed this the hardest part of a fight. He says once he signs the name he has to make weight no matter what. This struggle was well documented as part of his efforts to lose weight for the Michael Chiesa fight in 2013. He has been vocal about not getting the big fights as a lightweight. Is this (another incredible body transformation) a challenge the ‘BMF’ must undertake?
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