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‘I Will Beat Jorge Masvidal’: Chael Sonnen Reveals He Was Offered as Backup for Gamebred’s Upcoming Fight Against Nate Diaz

UFC veteran Chael Sonnen revealed he was offered as a backup for the highly anticipated boxing fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal. This news was announced by The American Gangster on The MMA Hour alongside Ariel Helwani.

Chael Sonnen’s recent interview with the popular journalist saw the veteran on his way to becoming the inaugural BMF Champion. The details provided by Sonnen about Masvidal’s alleged demands were a huge step towards their rivalry.

Chael Sonnen exposes a potential Jorge Masvidal boxing fight

UFC welterweight star Jorge Masvidal will fight Nate Diaz in a boxing bout on June 1. However, it was revealed that this has been postponed until July 6 due to the alleged clash with UFC 302 headlined by Dustin Poirier and Islam Makhachev.

To add to this, UFC veteran Chael Sonnen revealed another detail about the fight that shocked fans. The American Gangster would be offered as a backup fighter in case one of the fighters retreated.

However, the veteran expressed his interest in facing Masvidal but does not have the same desire to fight Diaz. He also claimed that he doesn’t respect Gamebred and wants to beat him in the ring.

“I will be excited and I can beat Jorge Masvidal at any time,” said Chael Sonnen. The American Gangster also claimed that Gamebred had multiple stipulations regarding their potential fight.

Although he wanted to fight Masvidal, Sonnen revealed he wasn’t interested in taking the fight away from Diaz.

This increased the rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Jorge Masvidal even more. Both fighters could be seen going back and forth and The American Gangster seemed confident about beating Gamebred in a potential fight.

Also read: Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal boxing match announced: date, location and all the details inside

When Chael Sonnen was placed under maximum security because of Jorge Masvidal

UFC 299 was considered one of the best fight cards of the year. The fight was headlined by Sean O’Malley taking on Marlon Vera, along with stars like Dustin Poirier and Michael Page who were part of the co-main event.

The event was held at the Kaseya Center in Miami. UFC veteran Chael Sonnen was kept away from both the media crew and the fighters due to an alleged threat from welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal.

The American Gangster uploaded a video on his YouTube channel revealing the fact. “I’m in a different location than everyone else with two guards because I was threatened by Jorge Masvidal,” Chael Sonnen said.

The veteran fighter said he was not allowed to leave his room due to an alleged threat from Jorge Masvidal. Although the details were not confirmed by Gamebred, this situation made fans expect a clash between both fighters.

Jorge Masvidal is often known to have clashes with fellow candidates. His most famous encounter with welterweight champion Leon Edwards, which gave rise to the term ‘three-piece and a soda’, is well known among fans of the UFC.