Masvidal Focused On Evangelista, Will Also Take Welterweight Fights

Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal is willing to fight in two weight classes.

Jorge Masvidal takes on undefeated Billy Evangelista on March 5 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio in a lightweight bout, but he’s willing to take fights at welterweight too.

“I plan on staying at 155 but I’ll fight at 170 as well. Wherever the money is at is where I’ll go,” said the Florida native. “As long as they pay me I’ll go there and fight the bigger guys. It doesn’t matter to me.”

Masvidal is coming off a decision loss to Strikeforce welterweight contender Paul Daley in a catch-weight fight, but has competed most of his career in the 155-pound division.

At “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson,” Masvidal has the opportunity to hand Evangelista his first loss and move up that lightweight ladder.

“I’m expecting a win. That’s what I’m expecting,” said Masvidal about the Evangelista fight.

“I think Strikeforce’s lightweight roster is one of the deeper ones in the entire world in MMA. They’ve got some good talent, added the 26-year old fighter. “I just do what Mr. Coker tells me to do to get the world title.”

“Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson airs live on Showtime on March 5 and features two title fights. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante looks to defend his light heavyweight belt against Dan Henderson while women’s welterweight titleholder Marloes Coenen takes on Liz Carmouche.

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