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Jorge Masvidal, from one bad motherf***** to the next, is coming to the defense of one-time opponent Nate Diaz, telling TMZ Sports the charges against the UFC legend are crap … ’cause fighters need to be able to defend themselves too!
Gamebred recently joined Babcock on the “TMZ Sports” TV show (airs weekdays on FS1) … where they chopped it up about everything from his friendship with Donald Trump, whether he’d ever run for political office, his very own fight promotion, Gamebred Promotions, and the Diaz incident in New Orleans.
“There’s nothing wrong [with defending yourself],” Masvidal said.
Of course, defending himself is exactly what Diaz says he was doing. Still, authorities opted to charge him with second-degree assault. Nate flew to NOLA on Thursday, where he turned himself in, before bonding out and taking a PJ back to Stockton. Diaz is adamant he was not the aggressor and simply was acting in self-defense.
“When it’s you against somebody you have no idea if he’s got a knife in his pocket, if he’s gonna f******* pepper spray you then kick you in the nuts,” Jorge explained, adding … “Obviously this guy’s not in the right mind if he’s attacking a pro fighter. I just don’t like it that people think because we’re pro fighters that we’re not able to defend ourselves.”
“No, we have to defend ourselves. It’s a cold world out there.”
FYI, Jorge beat Nate for the BMF belt at UFC 244 in November 2019.
We also talked to Gamebred about politics … with 80-year-old President Joe Biden recently announcing he’ll run for reelection in 2024. Jorge has a relationship with Trump and believes the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction under the current POTUS.
“We the people say that please, you’re not doing a service for us, you’re doing a disservice. You’re destroying this country. I don’t care about your skin color, your ethnicity, your freakin’ religious views. Where we were out 2 to 3 years ago was better for everybody.”
Masvidal has gotten more involved in politics, and while he may not be a traditional candidate (stiff, phony, etc.), we asked Gamebred if he had any interest in running for office in the future.
“If you don’t like the constitution and you’re coming with all this crazy s*** now to try and destroy this country, I can’t f*** you, man. But me running personally? No. But I’ll def endorse those who I think are actually coming to get it and being a patriot.”
There’s much more … while Masvidal says he still feels very comfortable with his decision to lay down his gloves after UFC 287, he’s in no way leaving the fight game.
In fact, Jorge has big plans for Gamebred Promotions … coming off an awesome Gamebred Boxing card that featured the legendary Roy Jones Jr. vs. Anthony Pettis. Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens also boxed … along with Vitor Belfort defeating “Jacare” Souza.
And, Street Jesus says he’s in the process of making even bigger moves, putting together massive events.
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As for whether he’d fight under his own banner, the answer is … maybe.
“I would definitely like to get a boxing match in there, I’m not ruling that out, but as of right now I’m just focusing on promoting.”
“Promote, promote, promote, put on the best fights possible, get people to forget about their whole weeks during that 2-hour span of just good fights back-to-back and they get to relax and take the stress of the day off.”