Strikeforce’s Masvidal on Evangelista: “I’m going to kick his ass, man”

By Derek Bolender

Jorge Masvidal has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride of late. The 26-year-old Miami native is an even 3-3 in his past six contests.

The good news for Masvidal (20-6 MMA, 2-0 SF) is he will soon get a fresh start in his second career stint with the Strikeforce promotion.

“I had some inconsistency, so I just want to clear that up and get on the right track, get in the winning circle,” Masvidal recently told Radio (

Masvidal agrees, to a certain extent, that a lack of focus has attributed to his recent ups and downs.

“I’ve always been focused,” he said. “I just focus sometimes on the wrong things like my weight cutting and stuff, taking fights on short notice, things like that. I’m ready this year to do my thing.”

His first test in 2011 comes in the form of the undefeated Billy Evangelista (11-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) on the main card of “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” this Saturday, March 5. Showtime broadcasts the event from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


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