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“Leader of the Free World Knows My Name” – Jorge Masvidal “Humbled” After Donald Trump Lauds UFC Fighter

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Donald Trump lauds Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal was ecstatic at the news of US President Donald Trump referring to Jorge Masvidal during his recent rally ahead of Presidential elections in November. Donald Trump mention of Jorge Masvidal came at a recent round-table in Florida.

“Where’s Jorge?” Trump said as he asked the former Welterweight title contender to stand up as the cheers erupted for the Gamebred. “There he is. That’s the fastest knockout. I watched this fight. He was fighting this young superstar who was gonna be great.” Trump continued, “I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings but he was supposed to be the future of the UFC. Then he had to go through this guy right here.” Trump said pointing at Masvidal, “What a Champion you are.” He stated.

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Masvidal took to Twitter and showed his excitement after being mentioned by the President Donald Trump. In a tweet in reply to Trumps’ #LatinosforTrump, Masvidal stated. “Can’t believe the president knows who I am. Humbled. Leader of the free world knows my name.”

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Earlier, Donald Trump had lauded UFC fighters like Justin Gaethje, Colby Covington, and Henry Cejudo in a recent rally, with the love towards the sport very evident from Trump’s words. Donald Trump called Colby Covingon to congratulate him after his emphatic win over former Champion Tyron Woodley, and congratulated the former interim Champion.

Jorge Masvidal is expected to face Nate Diaz in a rematch for the symbolic BMF belt in early 2021. However, there’s an argument to be made that Masvidal vs Colby Covington makes the most sense.

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Many fight fans believe that Jorge Masvidal vs Colby Covington makes the most sense for both the fighters. With Masvidal fresh off a loss against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, Masvidal could be looking at sending a statement by finally stepping inside the octagon to take on his former friend turned foe Colby Covington.

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Colby Covington also called out Jorge Masvidal, and with Kamaru Usman expected to take on Gilbert Burns next, there’s a likely possibility that we could see Jorge Masvidal vs Colby Covington in the near future.